Carolyn Kubitz

Obituary of Carolyn Akin Kubitz

Carolyn “Carrie” (Akin) Kubitz, of Palmetto Hall, transitioned to her next life, at age 90½, surrounded by her family. Born in Hayward, WI, she was raised, with her siblings, in Hortonville, WI, home of the Polar Bears. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a degree in teaching and moved to Manitowoc, WI after graduation.

It was in Manitowoc, where she met the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” Kubitz, whom she married in December of 1958. They moved to Medina, OH in 1960, where they raised their 2 daughters. Medina always held a special place in her heart. Upon retiring, they relocated to Hilton Head, SC. Carolyn was a member at both Palmetto Hall and St. Andrews by the Sea.

Chuck and Carrie were very sociable people. Few couples had more fun. This was true in Medina, Westfield Center and Palmetto Hall. She loved to entertain and entertain she did! All of her parties were legendary. Reading was another passion. Carrie tutored young readers in her Medina home and years later she volunteered with a Palmetto Hall women's group that went into local schools to promote reading. She loved spending time with her friends and family, book clubbing, playing Canasta and golfing. She was a master chipper and putter.

She was very proud of her daughters and her 3 holes in one! Carolyn is survived by daughters Kim (Tom) Sockman and Kubi (Tree) Holwager; brother-in-law John Nielsen; sister-in-law Carolyn Emerson; brother-in-law Jack (Marie) Kubitz; and sister-in-law Kenlynn Akin. Carolyn is also survived by four nieces and four nephews, 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Charles Kubitz, her husband of 54 years.

Carolyn and her family are grateful to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry for their compassion and their tenderness. Memorials may be given directly to them at Hospice Care of The Lowcountry Per Carolyn’s wishes, there will be no memorial service, she stated, “The celebration we had for Dad was mine too!”

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