Carolyn E. Semenick

Died Sept. 13, 2018


Carolyn E. Semenick, 77, of Tawas City passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas City, with family by her side.

Carolyn was born Aug. 14, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Charles and Jesse (Adams) Wilken. She married Francis Semenick on June 22, 1963, in Buffalo, and together they shared 55 years of marriage. Carolyn graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1963 and taught home economics in Niagara Falls from 1963-1965. She and Fran enjoyed many trips traveling together visiting 49 states but she was also a world traveler over the last 20 years. Carolyn was active in the Frankenmuth Women’s Club planting and maintaining flowers throughout the city. She eventually became a Master Gardener, and was a member of the Au Gres Garden Club where she served as both secretary and editor of the newsletter. Carolyn was active in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Au Gres, was a current member of Au Gres United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Whitney Township Ladies Auxiliary and served as treasurer.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Fran; sons, Keith (Debra) Semenick of Au Gres and Scott (Barb) Semenick of Vassar; step-grandchildren, Amanda (Charles) Woods, Jessica Rhodes and Justin Taylor; great-grandson, Ancil Lee Rhodes; and five nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her siblings, Charles, Grace and George.

According to Carolyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Inurnment will be in Sims-Whitney Township Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at


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