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Carolyn Jean Poirier

Carolyn Jean Poirier

age 68, of rural Waverly and formerly of Cloquet passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home surrounded by family. She was born on October 21, 1949 in Kiron, Iowa the daughter of Carl & Doris (Bennett) Pierson.

On May 20, 1978, Carolyn Jean Pierson and Gary J. Poirier were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with four children. Carolyn was a volunteer at school, church and at the hospital. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. Carolyn enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren! She also was fond of shopping for other people and was a generous person.

Survived by her husband of thirty-nine years: Gary J. Poirier; children: Carla (Larry) Patin of Lake Forest, California, Mary (James) Ames of Cloquet, Tammy Poirier of Carlton and Gary (Leah) Poirier Jr. of Sebeka; grandchildren: Stephanie, Devin, Gabriel, Sarah, Rebekah, Lily & Damian; a great grandchild: Addison; siblings: Terry Pierson, Sue (Charlie) Winkler and Jan (John) Martin; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, twin infant siblings at birth Linda Kay and Lynn Ray, a sister Judy Bennett and by a brother Carl "Butch" Pierson.

Visitation was held at the church on Friday, with a rosary recited at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Father Kenneth O'Hotto was the Celebrant. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Casket Bearers are Ronald Pierson, Gabrial Patin, Devin Melcher, Clayton Poirier, Donnie Poirier and Charles Poirier.

Serving the family was Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. 320-485-4447.