Carol Ann Carlos - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

July 9, 1941 - September 23, 2023

Carol Ann Carlos

Age 82, of Horseshoe Bay TX, formally of Prior Lake, MN and Chicago, IL area.

Survived by husband Joe, daughter Sandy (Larry) Wikelius, son Jack (Cathy) Carlos, grandchildren Carly Wikelius, Raymond (Megan) Carlos, Erin (Kevin) Vendeland, Hannah (Brendan) Smith, Drew Wikelius, and great grandchild Arnie Carlos, sisters Nancy Silman and Linda Kusch, as well as many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Carol was baptized and confirmed at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Chicago. She graduated from Amundsen High School and continued her education at the Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago where she received her RN in 1962. Later she would attend University of St Frances to get her BSN. While Carol enjoyed many aspects of nursing, geriatrics is where her heart was.

In 1961, Carol married Joe Carlos and together they raised their two children. Throughout their marriage they lived in Illinois, Minnesota, Florida and Texas. They also traveled to many countries around the world. In 2016 they sold their Florida home and took a road trip that lasted 18 months visiting all 50 states.

Volunteer work, community, church and faith have always been important parts of her life. She was a volunteer nurse for people in need, a member of her church’s altar guild, taught Sunday School, became a Stephen Minister and a little later a Stephen Leader. Her most recent volunteer work has been with Orphan Grain Train. In addition to her volunteering, she enjoyed a variety of social activities including dancing with The Wildflower Dance Group of Horseshoe Bay Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Genesis Lutheran Church
15946 E. State Highway 29
Buchanan Dam, TX 78609


  1. Earl Theiss says:

    Joe, Peggy and I are so sorry for your and your families loss. The Lord had a reason for Carol’s time to come to get her reward in Heaven. Rejoyce that she made it.
    Earl and Peggy Theiss

  2. Anne Hilbert says:

    Dear Joe and family,
    Our hearts ache with yours at Carol’s passing but we rejoice that she is with her heavenly father and no longer suffering pain. We pray God’s blessings and comfort for you all.
    Anne and Gerry Hilbert

  3. Gary /Nanna Wieck says:

    Joe and family, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Carol. Gary and I were blessed to have met you both at Genesis many years ago. We’re thankful to have got to visit longer with you when you both volunteered at Orphan Grain Train. May God surround you with peace and comfort in your bereavement.

  4. Peggy & Earl Theiss says:

    Your smile will be lighting up Heaven. We’ll miss you Carol .

  5. Mike and Homayra Simpkins says:

    Condolences and blessings to Carol’s family. I was in her house a lot when young and she was always loving, warm, and direct. She embraced being mom and she had high expectations for Jack and the rest of us. She was a bright spot for all of us.

  6. Larry Denney says:

    Joe and Family
    May God give you all comfort in your time of need. Carol was a beautiful woman and we will miss her. God has gained a special angel.

  7. Odis and Carol Doyal says:

    Carol was very special and such a dear friend. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are praying for God’s comfort and His perfect peace.

  8. Ray and Kathy Raddatz says:

    Joe and family, may God give you strength as you face the days without Carol. May He comfort you and reassure you of His love. We will miss her happy smile and her gentle manner.

  9. Southdale Nurses says:

    Joe and Family, we are so saddened to hear about Carol’s passing. We are thinking of you.

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