Carolyn S. Dimos

Died: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 09, 2017
Location: Billings Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

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ELKHART — Carolyn Sue Dimos, 74, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 4, at her home.

She was born, in Constantine, Mich., Sept. 10, 1942, to the late Robert and Jeanette (Bojanich) Holtzinger.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey L. Dimos; brothers Jim Gentzhorn and Paul Holtzinger; and sister, Beverly Odell.

Surviving are her daughter, Lauri (John) Patterson of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Zachary Patterson of Indianapolis, Joslyn Patterson of New Palestine and Jazmin Razor (Craig Cochran) of Miamisburg, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Layna Patterson, Alexis Jones and Camden Cochran; and sister Donna (George) Briesacker of Sopchoppy, Fla.

Carolyn retired from the county as an administrative assistant for Judge James Rieckhoff.

She was formerly employed at Midwest Commerce Bank in the trust department.

She was a 1960 graduate of Elkhart High School and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

She also did volunteer work at St. Vincent dePaul Society Food Pantry and was a Red Coat at Elkhart General Hospital.

Carolyn enjoyed yard work and blowing snow and listening to Dean Martin endlessly.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart with a vigil service at 4 p.m.

Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1405 N. Main St., Elkhart, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior Friday, Feb. 10. The Rev. Jason Freiburger will officiate.

Burial will follow in Adamsville Cemetery, Edwardsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church or St. Vincent dePaul Society Food Pantry, 1108 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 46516.

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Sherry Mullins
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
I'm sorry for you're loss. Deepest Sympathy. Sherry Mullins

Tom and Ilona Kolakovich
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
Our prayers are with the family. Carolyn worked beside Tom at St. Vincent de Paul. She captured the true spirit of happiness. At Elkhart General as a volunteer she was always smiling. She will be sadly missed. Heaven's lights are brighter because of her. An angel has flown away from earth.

Kay Tekker
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
To the Family -- We would like to extend our sincere condolences and sympathies to Carolyn's family. Dixie (as we knew her many years ago) was a bridesmaid in our wedding in 1963. We worked together at Miles Lab. She was always so much fun. We now live in Tennessee but a couple years ago we were able to get several old Miles employees together for lunch. It was good to see Carolyn again and catch up. So sorry for your loss. Kay & Larry Tekker

Chris Lantz
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
I didn't know Carolyn well, just saw her at the hospital with her red jacket on. How wonderful that she was able and willing to volunteer. That says a lot about her. I manage the gift shop at EGH and will miss seeing her!

Madeline and Craig Smith
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Dearest Lauri and Family:
So very sorry for the loss of your mom and our friend, Dixie. You are remembered dearly by our daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer, as their babysitter when we lived on Neff Street. We have such fond memories of our neighborhood friends, Freda and Jerry Morehouse next door; your family; as well as the DeGoliers directly behind us.

Marjorie Reynolds
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
The Reynolds families at Stephenson's which to express sincere condolences to Lauri and family. Your mom was one of our first friends when we moved to Elkhart in 1964. We remember you as "little Lauri".
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.