Obituary: Carol A. Miedema


September 24, 1931 – May 2, 2022

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Carol A. MiedemaCarol A. Miedema, nee Crites, age 90, of Munster, IN, passed away peacefully Monday, May 2, 2022. Beloved wife of Robert Miedema for 71 years. Loving mother of Janet (Mike) Hawkins, Laurel (John) DeYoung, and Warren (Kathy) Miedema. Proud grandmother of Beth Koppers, Allison Hawkins, Christopher (Megan) DeYoung, Kyle DeYoung, Kelly (Andrew) Saenz, Eric (Sara) Miedema, and Matthew (Kim) Miedema; great-grandmother of Jackson, Landon, Jordyn, Lily, Ava, and Zoe. Dear sister of Allan (Grace) Crites, Paul (Barbara) Crites, and Arlene (late Frank) O’Connor. Preceded in death by her parents Fred and Arlene Crites.

Visitation Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8601 Harrison Avenue, Munster, IN with Rev. Peter Speckhard officiating. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of the Calumet Area (600 Superior Ave. Munster, IN 46321) where Carol and her family were well cared for, or St. Paul Lutheran Church (1407 W. Church Rd. Beecher, IL 60401) who lost their church building recently to a fire. Bob and Carol spent 37 years in a small church and have a heart for the closeness of church families.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at