STENGER, Carol A. (Nee Holtkamp) Beloved wife of Leo R. Stenger for 59 years. Loving mother of Kim (Kevin) Abele, Mike (Kiki Skorogod), Scott (Kim) Stenger. Devoted grandmother of Maria, Christina, Dominic Abele, Samantha, Nick, Jason Stenger. Dear sister of Helen Davis, Ruth Miller and the late Marie Kamman, Lil Young, Dorothy Bruns, Alma Gensheimer, Clara Dagenback, Harry, Larry and Jim Holtkamp. Also survived by her numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 80 years of age. Visitation at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Rd., on TUESDAY, December 28, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Church, 5924 Bridgetown Rd., on WEDNESDAY, December 29, at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pregnancy Center West, 4900 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 or have a mass said in her name. www.bjmeyer.com
Faith, family, and service are the center of Carol's great life. She was a parishioner at St. Jude parish for over 55 years, worshipping God every Sunday and serving in various capacities - such as helping with the Pre-School Religion Program, and the Ladies Sodality. She was a devoted wife of 59+ years, totally committed in her vocation of marriage to Leo. She always taught her children the importance of sticking together through the ups and downs. She deeply loved her husband in word and in action, with commitment, with quick wit and humor, with honor, and with joy.
As a loving mother, she supported her children and grandchildren in many ways -- attending their sporting events, dance recitals, weekly school Masses, and volunteering in the cafeteria at St. Dominic and St. Ignatius. She was a servant of others 'behind the scenes' in helping things go smoothly. She was committed to the Elder High School community in many ways. She volunteered for years at the Pregnancy Center West, sorting baby clothes and gathering items for new mothers. She would stop at garage sales and convince people to donate their baby items to the Pregnancy Center. She helped her daughter establish an American Heritage Girls troop at St. Ignatius.
She loved working at the Cincinnati Ohio Firefighters Federal Credit Union for over 25 years. She found it an honor and blessing to serve the fire fighters of the area. Carol was a true servant in all ways --- to God, to her family, to her community, and to her workplace.