Carol E. Yohn

Carol E. Yohn

FALL RIVER/BELOIT—Carol E. Yohn age 65, died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 19, 1947 in Flint, MI to Richard and Phyllis (Hall) Sincerbeau. Carol graduated from Flint High School and attended Mott Community College in Michigan. She was married to Robert W. Yohn on May 7, 1977 in Fall River. Carol returned to school, graduating from MATC-Madison with a marketing degree. Her positive energy; optimistic outlook; courage; strength; and loving heart were unmatched. She worked 25 years with the AFS intercultural program. Her love and dedication for the program led her to host many students over the years from around the world.

Carol and Bob trained horses on their family farm. Carol was the former director of the Wisconsin State Horse Council and the general manager of the Midwest Horse Fair. She was a licensed horse owner, breeder and trainer. She was active in the Wisconsin Harness Horse Association. Carol was past director of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and was an active member of the Fall River United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Beloit; two daughters, Rebecca (Jeremy) Smith of Jefferson and Rachel Yohn of Johnson Creek; two grandchildren, Isabella and Samuel Smith; her many AFS kids including Tsukushi of Japan, Ayman of Jordan, Valentina of Russia, Juliana of Brazil, Eme of Chile; a brother, Scott (Kathy) Sincerbeau of Palm City FL; an aunt, Betty Hall of Holt MI; many close relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two ‘angel babies’.

Funeral services to celebrate Carol’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the FALL RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Fall River. Rev. William R. McBride will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Fountain Prairie Cemetery, rural Fall River, at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home and from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Christian Harness Horse Association or the Fall River Methodist Church.