Carol Ann Emanuel

September 26, 1938 - June 13, 2022

Carol Ann Emanuel


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Carol Ann Emanuel, 83, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family, Monday, June 13, 2022. Carol was born September 26, 1938, the daughter of Lester and Alice (Papworth) Dittbenner, of Chicago, IL. She married the love of her life, Elmer G. Emanuel, on December 22, 1954. They went on to have 11 beautiful children together.

Carol was a loving wife and a devoted mother to her children, always putting her family first. Her children recall her often telling them, “we never had a lot of money, but we always had a lot of love.” Carol was a full-time mom and enjoyed baking, doing puzzles, painting and so many other crafts in her spare time. She was also a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Belvidere for many years.

Carol is loved and will be missed greatly by her daughters, Dora (Larry) Rockwell, Sanda (Steve) Wells, Wanda (Anthony) Caldwell; her sons, Robin (Tracy) Emanuel, Neil (Angie) Emanuel, Greg (Amy) Emanuel, and Earl (Stacey) Emanuel; as well as her 16 grandchildren and her 17 great grandchildren, with one on the way.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Emanuel; her son, Kim; her son, Todd; her daughter, Vera; her daughter, Myra; her grandson, Brian; and her daughter in law, Sunny.

Carol’s visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at Anderson’s Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss to officiate. Burial at Highland Garden of Memories. To share a remembrance, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, June 17, 2022
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Friday, June 17, 2022
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Highland Garden of Memories

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May she rest at peace. I will always remember her laugh and kindness. Beautiful video thanks for sharing that.

Carl Spotz 2022-06-18T09:59:42

So sorry to hear about her passing. I have fond memories of her welcoming and caring for friends of her children as if we were her own. Earl, Greg and all of her family, I am very sorry for your loss.

Matt Christophersen 2022-06-17T13:52:58

My deepest sympathy to all of the family on the death of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was the most loving and giving woman with a huge heart. She was your rock of the family and always put her family first. She will be missed by all. I will keep all of you in my prayers. 💕

Janis Emanuel Burkhardt 2022-06-17T08:01:40

Very sorry to hear this of her passing. The memories you are left with will always keep her alive in your heart.
Sending you prayers to you and your family for comfort at
this time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🥰❤️

Janet Brickner 2022-06-15T19:41:41


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