Carol J. Pockat, age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at The Courtyard of Oshkosh. She was born Carol Jean Wissink, on November 27, 1936, the daughter of the late Verna (Rueben) Bloedow. Carol married Donald Pockat on October 10, 1987. She started her working career as a teenager dipping chocolates at Oaks Candy. She then went on to enjoy over 30 years working at U.W. Oshkosh where she would proudly state, “I went to college every day.” She truly enjoyed working with the college students and made many lifelong friendships. Her retirement years were spent maintaining her yard, feeding and watching the birds, and wintering in Fort Myers, FL. As a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Carol enjoyed baking bars and cookies for the Sunday morning coffee hour. Carol was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren.
Carol is survived by her husband, Don; children: Ellen (Paul) Cook, Mike (Jennifer) Pollack, Tom (Jill) Pollack and Sarah (Jim) Grota; grandchildren: Brad (Katie) Cook, Emily Cook, Lily Pollack, Will Pollack, Ryan Pollack, Megan Pollack, Matthew Grota and Michael Grota; Don’s children: Ron (Mitzi) Pockat, Mike (Diane) Pockat, Debra Pockat and Brian Pockat; and Don’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Don’s children: Gary Pockat and David Pockat; and Don’s grandson; Tim Pockat.
A visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Seefeld Funeral Home. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Oshkosh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude’s.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at The Courtyard and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care. Further, thank you to special neighbors Joe and Marge Kolb for their help and support throughout the years.
When you feel a nice breeze, put your laundry on the line and think of Carol.