Carol Nielsen Dexheimer of Neversink, New York peacefully passed on to be with the Lord on January 9, 2024. She was 91 years old.
Carol was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Anna Syrinne Nielsen. She is survived by her husband, of 71 years, George J. Dexheimer, two brothers Norman Nielsen (Nola), John Nielsen (Darlene), and sister Judy Livermore (Lynn). She was the loving mother of six children: Donna Myers (William), Christne Wegrzyn (Lori), Susan Manning (Paul), Alice Karsko (Mike), Tim Dexheimer (Tina) and Tom Dexheimer (Michelle). She adored her 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and was loved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
After Carol's youngest child entered school, she enrolled in college and earned her degree as a registered nurse. Her early career in the labor and delivery departments of the Loomis and Harris Hospitals was followed by many years in the emergency department at Harris Hospital. A kind and highly respected nurse, Carol cared for many with skill, patience, and endless compassion.
Carol met her husband at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in 1947 when her family moved to Neversink. She was active in the church since that time, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, serving on committees and working at the many dinners and celebrations.
Carol also served her community as a Girl Scout leader and as a member of the Neversink ambulance squad. She was loved and respected by many and will be greatly missed.
The Dexheimer family is so very grateful to those who have helped care for Carol over the past year and to all those who have bestowed their love through visits, meals, cards, flowers and prayers. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the wonderful nurses and staff of Orange and Sullivan County Hospice for their compassionate care.
A Celebration of Carol's life will be held at 10:45 AM on February 10, 2024 at the Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 24 Chestnut St. Liberty, NY 12754. Following the service, we will gather at the Neversink Fire Department Community Hall for visitation and continued celebration of Carol's life. All are welcome to join us.
Memorial contributions can be made to Saint Paul's Lutheran Church or to the Neversink EMS Charles Nielsen Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Neversink Fire Dept. EMS, PO Box 468, Neversink, NY 12765.
Dignified cremation has been provided by Harris Crematorium, LLC. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY. www.Harris-FH.com 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200.