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1951 Carol 2023

Carol Jean (Dickey) Minarik

March 2, 1951 — May 6, 2023


Carol Jean (Dickey) Minarik, 72, passed away on May 6th, 2023, at Rae Ann Nursing Home in Geneva, Ohio with her loving family by her side.

She was born on March 2nd, 1951, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of Paul G. and Iva Joyce (Erickson) Dickey.

On October 16th, 1976, Carol married the love of her life, Fred Minarik, they were blessed with forty-six years of marriage together.

Carol worked at Malin Veterinary office for many years and at Rae-Ann Nursing Home.

She enjoyed bowling, gardening and just absolutely loved all animals.  Carol’s life revolved around the love of her family.  She was a proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Fred; her loving children: Jimmy Minarik, Kelli (Jim) Rushton and Matt (Amanda) Minarik; her stepdaughter, Ruth (Mike) Partin; her grandchildren: Brandon Hart (Alexa), Nicholas Bruckman, Ashley Minarik and Kaitlynn Minarik and her great-grandchildren: Adleigh Hart, Nicholas Bruckman, Jr. and Penelope Minarik.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a son Frederick in infancy and her sister Darlene Vaughan.

In honor of Carol’s known wishes, there will not be any public services held.

An online obituary and a place to leave condolences can be found at

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