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Obituary: Mary Alice Sylvester (nee Carroll)

July 18, 1926 – December 28, 2023

Obituary Mary Sylvester

Mary Alice (Carroll) Sylvester, age 97 of Lansing IL, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023, with family at her side. She was born on July 18, 1926, in Chicago IL to Leo and Mary (Specker) Carroll, the youngest of six children. She was a graduate of T.F. North in Calumet City IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene D. Sylvester, and all five of her older brothers. She is survived by her children: Ron (late Margaret Wohler) of Wakefield MA, Ann (Dan Tiedt) of Blairsville GA, and Theresa of Lansing IL. Grandchildren: Michael Sylvester (Colleen) of Swampscott MA and Ann Marie Sylvester (Austin Paul) of Medford MA. Great-grandchildren: Madison Sylvester and Margaret Paul. And numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Alice was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

She always had a smile for everyone and a positive attitude for life. An avid bridge player, she enjoyed getting together and playing with friends every week. She was also an active member of the Lansing Women’s Club, the Lansing Historical Society, and the Joliet Area Theater Organ Enthusiasts. She loved music!

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 2pm to 5pm, at Schroeder Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing IL. Mary Alice will be laid to rest at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation (

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Family owned and operated since 1941, Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home is conveniently located in downtown Lansing, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities of Munster, Calumet City, and Lynwood. Traditional facilities offer dignified arrangement options for family privacy and reception.