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Carolyn Ann Theresa Gillman Fortner

Carolyn Ann Theresa Gillman Fortner


February 8,1936-December 20,2020

Carol was born to Ruth (Halpin) Gillman and Elden Gillman in Marine City, Michigan.She attended Red Brick and Holy Cross schools. Carol married the love of her life, Earl Leon Fortner, at Holy Cross on May 8, 1954. The couple started their life together on Springborn Road, and had their two daughters, Susan and Sandy.


Carol’s passions were oil painting, playing poker with her family and antiquing. Carol ran her antique business, “Carol’s Antiques and Treasures”, for over 30 years.


Carol was preceded in death by her husband Earl and her brothers, John Gillman and Michael Gillman.

Carol is survived by her two daughters, Susan Layman and Sandy Fortner, son-in-law David Layman,grandchildren, Sarah Page (Keith), Kate Layman, Jessica Solano-Fortner, Earl Solano-Fortner, great grandson, John Johnson, sister-in-law Mary Gillman, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

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#1 Comment By Bonnie Dawson On December 23, 2020 @ 3:40 am

So sorry. Now Carol can be with Earl and visit with my mom and dad in heaven. Such a wonderful and thoughtful woman.

#2 Comment By Wayne Kuster On December 23, 2020 @ 5:38 pm

Carol was a very nice person to visit with. Her and Earl were just really good people. It’s so sad. Blessings to their family.