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In Memory of

Carol Neusser Milheim

November 16, 1929 - September 17, 2017

Obituary


In His perfect timing, God brought Carol Neusser Milheim home on September 17, 2017, a few months shy of her eighty-eighth birthday (November 16th). She was born in Cliffside Park, NJ, graduated from Dwight Morrow High School, and was employed as a bookkeeper by A.G. Becker and Company, investment bankers of New York City.

Carol married William (Bill) L. Milheim in 1949, sharing 43 remarkable years together until his death in 1993. She is survived by her devoted sons Doug (Carol) Milheim of Charlotte, and Vann (Debi) Milheim of Pensacola, FL. Carol was...

In His perfect timing, God brought Carol Neusser Milheim home on September 17, 2017, a few months shy of her eighty-eighth birthday (November 16th). She was born in Cliffside Park, NJ, graduated from Dwight Morrow High School, and was employed as a bookkeeper by A.G. Becker and Company, investment bankers of New York City.

Carol married William (Bill) L. Milheim in 1949, sharing 43 remarkable years together until his death in 1993. She is survived by her devoted sons Doug (Carol) Milheim of Charlotte, and Vann (Debi) Milheim of Pensacola, FL. Carol was the proud grandmother to: Aaron (Kate) Milheim of Charlotte, Sarah Jane (Tim) Rush of Waxhaw, Christopher (Ashley) Milheim of Tallahassee, FL, and Ryne Milheim of Pensacola, FL. It was truly a blessing for her to have seven great grandchildren: Clara, Anna, and Mary (Milheim) of Charlotte; Kayley, Taylor, and Palmer (Rush) of Waxhaw; and Joanna (Milheim) of Tallahassee, FL. Carol's nieces Barbara Echols (Richard) and Audrey Fox (Richard) along with their children (all from Texas), survive her as well.

For years, Carol's card table was home to countless jigsaw puzzles, a much loved activity she shared with her longtime friend and neighbor Phyllis Martin. She was a true bookworm with her nose (as she would regularly say) in a favorite mystery, western, or romance novel. Her German heritage often found a delicious place in her kitchen with much requested dishes such as beef rouladen and plum streusel. A favorite sport for Carol was swimming, spending many summers at the neighborhood pool in the water simply for fun, but also enjoying doing her laps for exercise.

Carol had a beautiful soprano voice and used her gift of singing along the way in the choir at St. Mark's Lutheran Church where she was a longtime, faithful member. She cherished the many friendships she developed there over the years and loved the lively conversations she had in the church parlor with these folks prior to the worship service.

Carol was small in stature but mighty in the way she bravely fought tremendous health obstacles throughout this past year. When asked how she was doing, her immediate and constant reply was, "Not to worry - I'm fine." Dearest Mom, our worries are eased with the assurance you are healed, resting in the peace filled presence of Jesus, and lovingly reunited with Bill and Trudy (Carol's dearly beloved mother).

The family would like to thank several skilled, dedicated surgeons and doctors who treated Carol during this past year and marveled at her extraordinary strength, will, and determination: Dr. Jesse Otero, Dr. Sami Oweida and Dr. Eva Ogocs. Special gratitude is also extended to nurse Evanna Brening, who not only shared such amazing compassion with Carol during her Hospice care at Matthews Presbyterian, but also provided such strong, personal support to the family. In addition, they appreciate the fine staff of Sunrise Assisted Living for the care she received over the last months.

A memorial service for Mrs. Milheim will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queen's Road in Charlotte, October 21 at 1:00pm, with special music beginning at 12:30pm. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Carol with memorials given to St. Mark's Lutheran Church (Charlotte, NC 28207) or to the donor's favorite charity or organization.