Carolyn Homminga

August 15, 1942 ~ April 6, 2018

HOMMINGA- Carolyn Joan Homminga, aged 75 passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margo Goodridge; brothers, Leo and Alan VanderHoef. Surviving is her husband of 32 years, Gerald; children, Lisa (Michael) Freiburger, Lori (Kent) Gruber, Scott (Gina) Homminga, Patricia Homminga; grandchildren, Nicholas Freiburger, Erin Freiburger, Jason Gruber, Alex Gruber, Kyle Gruber, Rachael Homminga, Abbey Homminga. Carolyn was a member of Rockford United Methodist Church and of the Junior Diet Kitchen Guild at Butterworth Hospital. She was an avid reader, bridge player, and loved working crossword puzzles. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 27, 2018 at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple St. NE, Rockford, MI. Carolyn’s family will greet relatives and friends following the service at church. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions to the Alfred Almond Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1134, Alfred, New York 14802. To share a photo, memory, and sign the family’s online guest book please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Carolyn Joan Homminga please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Rockford Cemetery
Rockford, MI, 49341

Memorial Service

APR 27. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Rockford United Methodist Church

159 Maple Street NE

Rockford, MI, 49341

Luncheon to Follow Service

APR 27. 12:00 PM (EDT)

Rockford United Methodist Church

159 Maple Street NE

Rockford, MI, 49341

Leave Your Tribute Message

April 25, 2018 8:00pm

Carolyn was such a beautiful woman and spirit! I had the pleasure of meeting her through her daughter, Lori and am fortunate to have spent time getting to know her over the past 7 years. We are thinking of all her family and hope your find peace in your memories of her.  Trasha Schwendener

- Trasha

April 23, 2018 8:00pm

My condolences to you and your family, Jerry. The loss of a spouse leaves a deep wound. May your many happy memories put warmth and sunshine into the days ahead.  Dianne Brennan

- Dianne Brennan

April 17, 2018 8:00pm

I worked with Carolyn and her Guild right here in the Fireside Grille. She was happy and enjoyed life to the fullest. Carolyn was easy to talk to and get to know. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family with your loss of your wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece or friend. Take comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering or in pain. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around each of you in a special way!!

- Barbara Wood

April 16, 2018 8:00pm

My memory of Carolyn is a quiet, private and lovely lady that taught us how to be brave when the road became rough. She and Jerry were a devoted and loving couple and an example of Christian goodness. We will miss your dear Carolyn, Jerry. It’s been a tough road for you losing your mom, and now your wife. I hold you close in prayer. Lee Petersen

- Lee Petersen

April 12, 2018 8:00pm

Jerry and family,  My deepest sympathy to you all. May she rest in peace.  Bob Ferguson (Godwin's Golden G)

- Bob Ferguson

April 10, 2018 8:00pm

Oh how we will miss that wonderful smile and her quiet manner. Carolyn and I solidified our relationship when we realized we were both natives of the Empire State. She from Alfred in Southwest and I from Binghamton in Southcentral portions of Upstate New York. We enjoyed that kinship. May she forever be disease free. Carolyn, please say hi to Jesus for those of us remaining here on Earth.

- pete darling

April 10, 2018 8:00pm

I am so sorry of Carolyn's passing. I enjoyed working with her in the Guild. She was very helpful to me when I served as President. We rode to meetings often and played bridge together. She will be missed.

- Judy Markee

April 08, 2018 8:00pm

Lisa,  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God continue to comfort you during your time of bereavement.  Erica Brown GRCC

- Erica Brown

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