Caroline L. ‘Corky’ Droll
Caroline L. “Corky” Droll, 87, of Fostoria, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
She was born Feb. 28, 1929, on Fortune Avenue, Cleveland, to the late John and Antoinette (Freisen) Corcoran. She married Gerald T. “Dutch” Droll Aug. 7, 1948, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died Oct. 31, 2016.
Surviving are five children, Susan A. (Jim) Gillig of Venice, Florida, Jerald J. (Darryl Lang) Droll of Venice, Florida, William J. (Nancy) Droll of Bellevue, Michigan, David E. (Jane E.) Droll of Millersport and Miriam S. (Bill) Forquer of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Michael (Glenda) Corcoran of Fostoria.
Corky was a graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, and its church choir. She was active with Fostoria Footlighters and was a gifted artist, writer and poet. She was a loyal volunteer in Port Clinton and instrumental in raising funds to open the account for “Friends of Port Clinton Park” in 2005 to make improvements at Lakeview Park. She worked at Seneca Wire, a local attorney’s office, a real estate office and was the first manager of Wesley Village Retirement Community where she worked five years. She also was a production manager of two national trade magazines.
She helped Dutch build their home in the country which took them a year. They owned and managed rental properties for more than 40 years. She was compassionate and dedicated to her family and friends. She was known for her good sense of humor and witty sayings.
Her memorial visitation is 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where at 6 p.m. a celebration of life service will take place with the Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. Burial will be in Catawba Island Township Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Home, St. Wendelin Church or Bridge Hospice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com/.