She was born in the Clay Pits (her words) near Zumbrota, MN on August 19th, 1933. She passed away peacefully on July 22, 2017 surrounded by her family. Carol was a beautiful, fantastic, awesome mom who deeply loved her children, their spouses, grandchildren, Karen Vnuk (Denny Baker), Dionne Ledesma grand daughter, Brianne Trujillo great granddaughter, Karla (Wayne) Vogel, Kevin (Kerry) Vnuk, Kent (Heather) Vnuk, and Reese Vanderwilt grandson. Carol was a multi-talented woman with a bit of quirkiness that added to her endearing personality. In her early years she was a waitress, worked at Buckbee Mears in manufacturing, and then a realtor for 30 years before retiring in her 60's. During her "retirement" years she took acting and comedy classes and quickly became an accomplished actor and comedian, even doing work in an Off Broadway play in New York City (where she won the best actress award), won a trip to Las Vegas for her comedy routine, performed in and held comedy shows across MN, WI and IA, and she was especially proud of performing at The Comedy Store in CA. She loved to travel and made trips with her family to St. John USVI, Germany, London, Mexico, Savannah, Washington DC, Branson, Las Vegas, The Black Hills, Yellowstone National Park, Catalina Island and many other places. While not always understanding it, she embraced technology. She loved staying in touch with family and friends on Facebook, via e-mail, liked to Google and was a budding photographer who loved taking pictures. She also loved her trips to the cabin, playing cards, puzzles, tending gardens (tulips and daisies were her favorite flowers), raising plants and doing thoughtful things for her children. She was preceded in death by her parents Christie and Marie Lother, sisters Eunice Quast and Audrey Nichols, brother Dale Lother, and ex-husband Donald Vnuk. She will be very missed but will always be in our hearts. Funeral Service 11 AM Friday, July 28, 2017 at ROSEVILLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL (2245 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville) 651-631-2727. Visitation 5-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to service. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
VNUK, Carol (Carol Faye Vnuk)
Born: 8.19.1933, Clay Pits, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Died: 7/22/2017, Roseville, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Carol Vnuk’s western – actress:
The Disinherited – 2010 (Mary T. Preston)