Carol Jeanne Wych

February 9, 1957 - September 9, 2022

Carol Jeanne Wych


Carol left us on September 9, 2022. She will be remembered as a person full of generosity, kindness, love of family, and for making everyone feel welcome. Carol was the daughter of loving parents, Bob and Jeanne Kenney. She had three brothers, Jerry, Jim and Pat. In 1978, she married Jeff Wych and had two children, Joe (Marie) and Becky (Ben). She was Nana to Jack, Rory, Quinn and a fourth grandchild that is expected in January. She was so proud of her children and loved being a grandmother. Carol was a warm person that loved people. She worked as a beautician in Belvidere. She was a caregiver to her mother for years. She valued family and friends. Carol was the person that acknowledged all our life milestones and hosted many gatherings of family and friends. There was always room for one more at her dining room table which was filled with food and laughter. Carol enjoyed cooking, was artistic and crafty, and was exceptionally generous with her time, talents, and love. Carol was a guiding light for all who knew her. May that light continue to shine and inspire!

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, Garden Prairie, IL, Sunday, September 25, 2022. A memorial service will begin at 10:00 a.m., at the Church, Monday, September 26, 2022. Burial at Garden Prairie cemetery will follow at the conclusion of the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted to purchase a park bench in Carol’s honor.

Service Schedule

Sunday, September 25, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, in Garden Prairie, Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Monday, September 26, 2022
10:00 am

Garden Prairie United Church of Christ

10990 Highway 20
Garden Prairie, Illinois 61038

(815) 597-3451

A memorial service will begin at 10:00 a.m., at the Church, Monday, September 26, 2022. Pastor Bob Black will officiate.

Garden Prairie Cemetery

Burial at Garden Prairie cemetery will follow at the conclusion of the memorial service.

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Sorry to hear of your losses. So much for a family to deal with at one time. Sending prayers 🙏.

Verlyn and Cathy Janisch 2022-09-22T06:09:45

Jeff and family, Randy and I are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Randy and Nita Baier 2022-09-21T15:27:01

Sorry for your loss..🙏🏼

Keith and Donita Hopper 2022-09-19T11:22:21

Was so sorry to hear Carol has passed. She was my beautician and a friend. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and always talked about them and what they were up to. Our deepest sympathy to Jeff and the family.

Mary and Gene Gille 2022-09-18T12:00:46

Carol was a wonderful person! I remember her from church at St James and also from.babysitting my brother and I. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences and prayers to her family.

Lynell Halverson Campbell 2022-09-16T20:58:50

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Carol was a wonderful person who could bring a smile to anyone. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and this community.

Barry & Kamey Doetch 2022-09-15T16:41:50

We are greatly saddened by your loss and keeping all in our prayers.

Lon Sawyer 2022-09-15T08:08:12

Our condolences to the family!

Sue Lungstrom 2022-09-14T16:29:07

My sympathy to all the family at this difficult time, keeping all the family in my prayers!

Marcia Henneberry 2022-09-14T10:43:15

My sympathy to all the family, Carol was my mother’s beautition for many years!
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Marcia Henneberry 2022-09-14T10:39:00

Our sincere sympathy goes out to Carols family a very sad loss

Ed & Judy Winter 2022-09-14T10:30:40

So sorry for your loss your mother was a classmate of mine she was truly a wonderful person

Ed and Sue skrine 2022-09-13T14:24:28

Sorry for your loss of your Mom and Grandma. Prayers to you all. Love the Caldwell Family

Suzanne Caldwell 2022-09-13T13:21:07

Yes, heaven surely has gained an angel. Anyone whose life has been touched by Carol knows that she has always been the first to organize a gathering, first to volunteer a dish to pass, first to offer anything that could help a friend or loved one, first at margarita reunions at La Hacienda Los Lopez, first to the pinochle table for an evening of laughs and first in her Jimmy Buffett gear with fins to the left. She loved community and community loved her. Carol, you exemplified a life well lived, and even in conversations near the end you spoke with such humility and grace, with such a calm and courageous strength it took my breath away. We will miss you down here. But we know where you are and we know who you are with….until we meet again…..thanks for leading us all in love.

rhonda sypek 2022-09-13T13:06:20

I’m so sorry. My deepest condolences to your family. Carol was such a perfect, loving and hard working mom.

Jessica (Paul) Gonzalez 2022-09-13T12:54:27

My deepest condolences to the family. I’m so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was such a wonderful mom and wife.

Jessica (Paul) Gonzalez 2022-09-13T12:43:32

Heaven gained an angel. Deepest sympathy for all family because Carol will be missed very much. Love to you all.

Margo (Gritzmacher) Doolittle 2022-09-13T11:13:04

My condolences to Jeff and all the family.

Bill Holsker 2022-09-13T09:24:23

Dear Jeff and the entire Wych family, my heart is broken for you all. Carol was a wonderful woman who cared deeply for her family and all who surrounded her. She will be sorely missed. I enjoyed our chats during our Belvidere Community Center winter walks, and she kindly invited me to join the Wych Ladies Starlight Theater outing. That was tremendously enjoyable. I’ll always think of her fondly.
May your memories of your wonderful Carol bring you joy.
Cheryl Bush.

Cheryl Bush 2022-09-12T22:38:03

Sending our prayers and deepest sympathy to Jeff and all of Carol’s family. Carol will be missed by so many as she touched so many hearts.

Mike & Debby Keating 2022-09-12T21:47:10

Jeff and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Scott and Deb Petersen 2022-09-12T20:57:53

Carol will be greatly missed! We will always remember her love and compassion and all the fun and crazy times we shared. Our deepest sympathies to you all!

Mike & Sue McGill 2022-09-12T20:54:51

So sorry to hear this. Condolences to Jeff and the entire family.

Jerry Schwebke 2022-09-12T20:52:51

So sorry to hear, thoughts and prayers!!

Rich Wych 2022-09-12T20:38:22

So sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed spending time with Carol and Jeff. I will fondly remember our Buffett experiences. Rest In Peace.

Victor Gonzale 2022-09-12T20:36:15

Carol was a very sweet person, I’ve known her since high school and had the privilege of working with her many years later at Heritage Woods when she was a hairdresser there. She was over the top friendly and consoling with all the residents, making crafty items to give them and of course dressing the theme of the festive time of year. The residents loved her to pieces. My heart breaks for her family, gone too soon cancer stinks.🌹

Deb Bohlman 2022-09-12T20:32:33


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