Carolyn A. Gill


Carolyn A. Gill (nee Krapf), age 86, of Manhattan, went to meet the Lord on Saturday, December 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn is survived by her children; Susanne (and the late Tom Murphy) Murphy of MN., LuAnn (Mark) Roop of Manhattan, Mary Ann “Proud” (Kim Whitmer) Berg of Manhattan, Steve (Stephanie) Gill of Manhattan; grandchildren; Amanda Rae (Joshua Bohnsack) Berg, Andrew (Tierney) Berg, Shelby (Mark) Phillips, Nick (April) Goodwin, Tony (Megan Devine) Gill, Brittany (Mike McDonald) Gill and Tyler Gill; great grandchildren; Camden and Hailey Berg, Connor, Kinsley and Collin Goodwin and Joanna Phillips, her brother-in-law Glenn (Sharon) Gill of Manhattan, sisters-in-law Rosemary Krapf and Joanne Krapf, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Norman F. Gill (2018), her parents Alfred and Dorothy (nee Flatt) Krapf, sister Koreen Heisner, her brothers Stanley Krapf and William Krapf, and her brother-in-law Kenneth Heisner. Carolyn was born and raised in the Manhattan area. She was a long-time active member of both the Green Garden United Methodist Church and the Manhattan United Methodist Church. Carolyn learned to play the piano in the historic Peotone Flour Mill at the age of 4. She then learned the organ and became the organist of Green Garden United Methodist Church at the age of 16 and continued to serve the role of church organist until the age of 80 playing for countless church services including weddings, funerals, Christmas and other Ecumenical services. Carolyn was employed at and retired from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. Carolyn was extremely social, she enjoyed the Women’s Society at church, playing cards and getting together with friends and family. In their later years, Carolyn and her husband Norman resided at Salem Village Nursing Home. Carolyn resided there for 6 ½ years; the nurses and staff became her friends, and she was happy there. Carolyn loved her family, even when she was unable to attend a family event, it warmed her heart to know that they were all together. Services for Carolyn will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home and will be private. Carolyn’s funeral ceremony will be posted on Forsythe Gould Funeral Home’s Facebook page immediately following her service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s name to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or to Sunset Hospice Cottage, P.O. Box 203, Worthington, MN 56187 would be most appreciated. Lastly, the family of Carolyn Gill would like to express their sincere gratitude for the constant care and attention that the Salem Village Nursing Home nurses and staff gave to their mother through these last 6 ½ years, the comfort and peace of mind you provided to their family cannot be measured, thank you. Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321,

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