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Carolyn Wiley

Passed away on March 30, 2021

Carolyn Faye Wiley (Logsdon), 75, passed away March 30, 2021, following an arduous four-year battle with cancer.  She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Robert (Bob) Wiley, daughter Brandy Simanson (Lodi, CA) and son Robert R. Wiley (Lynne); grandchildren Alyssa (Torrey Harper) and Kirsten; great-grandchildren Mia Nicole, Hudson Scott and Trinity Harper; brothers Ronald and Jerry Logsdon and sister Jeannie Ballenger, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son, Scott; sister, Joan Andreotti; brothers Louis and Norman Logsdon; brothers-in-law Larry Wiley (Gerri), Ronald Wiley (Kathryn); and sister-in-law Susan Harvey (Charles), and parents Louis and Laura.Logsdon.

Carolyn attended Hammond Technical High School. After graduating, she worked at Guarantee Reserve Life Insurance Company before joining Northern Indiana Public Service Company. She spent 25 years using her problem-solving skills and empathy to assist multiple customers prior to retiring.  Carolyn’s innate ability was recognized by the leadership at NIPSCO as she frequently appeared in informational pieces designed to showcase the quality of service provided to customers. 

In addition to her work, Carolyn spent much time and energy giving back to the community.  While at NIPSCO, Carolyn also became an advocate for the Lake Area United Way. Her tireless efforts didn’t go unrecognized as she was awarded “Loaned Executive of the Year”, In addition, Carolyn was an active member of Arc BRIDGES Foundation, an entity devoted to providing service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled here in northwest Indiana. Her efforts were key to the success of their annual fundraising events for many years. 

Her battle, with Bob always at her side, never impacted her absolute love of family and friends. She shared her kindness and love of life with so many who moved through her life at various stages. Many lifelong friends came from her ability to engage with others. She had a special bond with many; enriching their lives while giving her great joy. Carolyn and husband Bob shared a love of travel and she found a lifelong friend each time they ventured out. Following each trip were wonderful stories about the places they visited, however stories aside, it was obvious that Carolyn got the most joy from the people more than the scenery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St Jude or Hospice of the Calumet Area. Committal Prayers for Carolyn will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 DIRECTLY at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens 8178 Cline Ave. Crown Point, Indiana 46307 at 11:00 am. Friends and family are asked to gather at the cemetery entrance north of the funeral home entrance on Cline Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Funeral Chapel, St. John.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral Service:
Committal Prayers DIRECTLY at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
8178 Cline Ave.
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 11:00 am

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
8178 Cline Ave.
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

"Pam and myself cherished knowing Carolyn. She was a wonderful women. Knowing her was loving her. God bless her soul and keep her in your grace."
- Pam and Bill Mizwicki
April 1, 2021 4:08 am

"Bob and family Carol and I offer our deepest sympathies for the loss of Carolyn."
April 1, 2021 11:36 am

"She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her every year on The Arc fundraisers. So giving and kind. May her family and friends find peace in remembering all the memories of a wonderful woman."
- Sharon Kooi
April 1, 2021 8:47 pm

"Bob, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Carolyn was a wonderful and beautiful lady and you two were absolute soul mates. May Carolyn's light shine on all that knew and loved her. May God comfort you now, and in the future, with warm memories. Memory Eternal. "
- Willie & Chloe Pokracki
April 2, 2021 7:06 am

"She was my Dearest friend for over 58 years and I have a very heavy heart right now. She was beautiful and talented and was always the go to when I didn’t have an answer for something. She had leadership qualities that I dearly admired. There are stories after stories that I will always remember when I think of her. Until we meet again my Dear BFF Soul Sister you will always be in my Heart. We will keep the stories going in remembrance of you. I Love you, Marilyn Sancya we have had a long ride.❤️❤️❤️"
- Marilyn Sancy
April 2, 2021 9:30 am

"Jane and I extend our deepest sympathies to Bob and to the entire family on the loss of Carolyn. We knew Carolyn as a great friend to our son, Jim, and our daughter-in-law, Brooke. Carolyn was a wonderful neighbor who brought joy to our kids and to all who had the honor and privilege of knowing this fine lady. God bless you Carolyn - May you rest in peace! The Hall family "
- charles hall
April 2, 2021 10:51 pm

"Carolyn will be remembered as a ray of sunshine, love, and kindness to others. Met her at Nipsco, wonderful lovely lady, glad to have known her. Peace be with her family. "
- Kathleen Arndt
April 6, 2021 3:46 pm

"Dearest Bob and family, It was just in the last few years that we were reunited with Carolyn and you, via the summer get togethers at Pat McCullom’s home. What a blessing to have been allowed to spend time with the two of you. We have fond memories of a lovely evening spent with you at your home. Thank you both for your graciousness. May you find comfort in all the memories that Carolyn has brought to so many with her kindness and joy. You remain in our prayers for assurance and strength. Love, Judy and Gary"
- Judy and Gary Williams
April 8, 2021 8:50 am

"Dottie and I send our deepest sympathies at your loss. Bob and Dottie Burns"
- ROBERT Burns
April 9, 2021 10:32 am

"We will always remember Carolyn was a kind hearted and sweet person.she was devoted to her husband Bob and her family.we will miss her dearly"
- John and pat ward
April 9, 2021 6:06 pm

"Carolyn was a beautiful person . . . Both inside and out. She was a wonderful friend. She used her many talents to help others - especially towards the causes that she was so passionate about. She will be greatly missed. Our most sincere condolences go out to her beloved husband Bob, and her entire family. Love, Linda and George "
- Linda David
April 10, 2021 10:16 am

Candles Lit
"Loved her. The sweetest and most sincere person I have ever known. So sorry Bob and Family....."
- Jackie Midili
April 2, 2021 9:11 am