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October 21, 1949 – Sunday, December 31, 2017

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN
Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:30 AM

Visitation Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN
Friday, January 5, 2018
5 – 8 PM, 7:30 Rosary

Carolyn Jean Poirier, age 68, of rural Waverly and formerly of Cloquet passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home surrounded by family. She was born on October 21, 1949 in Kiron, Iowa the daughter of Carl & Doris (Bennett) Pierson.

On May 20, 1978, Carolyn Jean Pierson and Gary J. Poirier were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Carolyn was a volunteer at school, church and at the hospital.

She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

Carolyn enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren! She also was fond of shopping for other people and was a generous person.

Survived by her husband of thirty-nine years: Gary J. Poirier; children: Carla (Larry) Patin of Lake Forest, California, Mary (James) Ames of Cloquet, Tammy Poirier of Carlton and Gary (Leah) Poirier Jr. of Sebeka; grandchildren: Stephanie, Devin, Gabriel, Sarah, Rebekah, Lily & Damian; a great grandchild: Addison; siblings: Terry Pierson, Sue (Charlie) Winkler and Jan (John) Martin; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, twin infant siblings at birth Linda Kay and Lynn Ray, a sister Judy Bennett and by a brother Carl “Butch” Pierson.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, with a rosary recited at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial for Carolyn Poirier will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM, with a visitation from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM at the church. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Ronald Pierson, Gabrial Patin, Devin Melcher, Clayton Poirier, Donnie Poirier and Charles Poirier.

In lieu of Flowers, please make a contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Serving the family is Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. 320-485-4447.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Tom Nikko

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you…

  2. Bryce Beckstrom

    I am sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Randy Longseth

    I am shocked and saddened to hear about Caroline’s passing. I remember her great smile and willingness to help out the Knights and in any other way she could. My prayers go out to you and your family.


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