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Obituary: Carrol S. Frundle

December 14, 1939 – December 10, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Carrol S. Frundle, nee Baldauf, age 82, of Merrillville, IN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Devoted mother of Kimberly (George) Ortega and Neal (late Joellyn) Frundle. Cherished grandmother of Katherine (Phil) Sheehan, Emily Knight, and Grace Frundle; great-grandmother of Christopher Frundle, Ella Knight, and Gordon Knight. Dearest sister of Ronald (Patricia) Baldauf. Dear cousin of Barbara Schoon. Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. Longtime companion of the late Armondo Ciarlo. Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Olive Baldauf.

Memorial visitation Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Rev. Dena Holland officiating. Private inurnment Cedar Park Cemetery – Calumet Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations c/o the Frundle family appreciated.

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