Carroll House Founder Lenore Carroll Dies at 92

Lenore J. (Logerquist) Carroll was born April 18, 1925 and died Aug. 20, 2017 at the age of 92. She was one of eight children of Frank F. and Jennie C. (Ostran) Logerquist of Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by brothers Clinton, LeRoy, LaVerne, LaReine and Leland Logerquist and sisters, Phyllis (Logerquist) Larson and Beatrice B. (Logerquist) Landin.

In 1946 she married Norman E. Carroll who preceded her in death in 2015. They had one daughter, Norma Lee Carroll of Shorewood, Wisconsin. After marriage Norman and Lenore lived in Philadelphia until 1957. In 1957 they purchased land that was part of the original family farm and built the Carroll House Restaurant, which they successfully operated for the next 25 years.

Lenore is further survived by nieces Vickie (Logerquist) Dominski; June (Logerquist) Lowe; Patricia (Logerquist) Becker; Beverly (Larson) Hubbard; Lynnea (Larson) Hickey; Wendy (Larson) Hanson; Linda L. (Landin) Karow; and Lori L (Landin) Knoespel , all of Wisconsin; Teresa Lynn (Schieri) Mansi; and Robert Schieri of New Jersey; William T. Carroll, III, Peter C. Carroll, Jacklyn M. (Carroll) Takakura; Anne (Carroll) Schinzato; and Jean (Carroll) Young , all from Hawaii. She is further survived by great nieces and nephews, all who had a special place in her heart.

Upon graduation from high school she left Sister Bay and worked as a waitress in Manitowoc and Milwaukee, an occupation that she continued at various levels throughout her working life. This background and her entrepreneurial spirit provided the experience and vision she needed to successfully operate the Carroll House Restaurant in Sister Bay.

After operating the restaurant, she and her dear friend, June Overby, essentially came out of retirement and jointly owned and operated the Fashion Emporium, an apparel shop in Ellison Bay.  Lenore was a woman who was ahead of her time as she could do or master everything that she attempted.  She combined her business acumen with tenderness, compassion, love, respect, humor and an infectious smile. She was an excellent mother and role model for her daughter who credits her for providing the love and support that enabled her to achieve her goals in life. She also provided support and leadership to many young people who experienced their first job at the Carroll House Restaurant, many of whom thought of her and Norman as their second set of parents.

She was a member of the Sister Bay Baptist Church, regularly attended services and maintained contact when services were provided at Scandia Care Center and Assisted Living. The staff at the Assisted Living provided the care and support that enabled her to live an independent life for over two years, and the staff at the Care Center provided care and compassion as she took her last breaths.

Services will be at the Sister Bay Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 with visitation at the Church at 10 am, services at 11 am and a luncheon at noon. Memorials would be appreciated to benefit Sister Bay Baptist Church or the Assisted Living or Care Center of Scandia Village.

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