Carole Jo Krieger

May 14, 1955 - January 1, 2021
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Carole Jo Krieger passed away quietly in her sleep at home on January 1st, 2021, following a five-year battle with cancer.

She was born May 14th, 1955, the middle of five children. She grew up with many neighborhood friends, and graduated New Philadelphia High School in 1973. After a brief stint at Kent State Un…

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Carole Jo Krieger passed away quietly in her sleep at home on January 1st, 2021, following a five-year battle with cancer.

She was born May 14th, 1955, the middle of five children. She grew up with many neighborhood friends, and graduated New Philadelphia High School in 1973. After a brief stint at Kent State University, she followed her first husband in his military service, eventually settling in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where she raised her daughter Amanda Feutz. After several years as a single mother, she met Michael Parker on a Boy Scout Scoutmaster training camp-out. They married on November 24th, 1990, residing in Chesapeake, VA for the majority of their years together.
As a couple, Carole and Michael enjoyed camping, canoeing, NASCAR, and wine tasting all over the East Coast and beyond. A large part of their relationship centered around giving in service to others through a number of different organizations and through personal interactions. They were active together in church life for several years, as well as Scouting and the arts.

In addition, Carole was passionate about recreation as a planner and coordinator. She graduated with honors from Old Dominion University in December 1997, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. She finished college eager to use her knowledge and creativity to help others enjoy their free time, and create spaces and programs that welcomed everyone. She spent several years working in retirement communities and youth homes in that capacity. Her work and activities with these groups brought her pleasure, as she loved to see others enjoying the world around them.

From a young age, Carole liked needlework of all kinds, and was an avid crafter, making things for those she loved. She also became interested in carpentry and house construction. She and Michael rebuilt much of the Chesapeake house together, making it their own. They carried these skills to Ohio over the course of her last years, travelling back and forth to restore her parents’ house before moving back to Ohio in her last year to be closer to their work and family.

Dogs were always a part of Carole’s life. Over the years, many dogs found her heart, often from shelters. They included many dachshunds, but also Roo, the first dog to come to her as an adult, Dragas, their Gordon setter, and Jeremiah, their husky mix among others. Her loyal and constant companion in the last several years was Peanut, who adored her and is lost without her.

In addition to her husband and daughter, Carole is survived by her mother L. Arlene Krieger; brothers Craig (Lucy), Mark (Gayle), and Kevin (Kendra); sister Michele (Mike) Krieger Hubble; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father Clarence “Clem” Krieger, and her niece, Darcy Krieger.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to the Elizabeth River Project through our GoFundMe page.

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Born: May 14, 1955
Died: January 1, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Susan Tucker Wright posted on 1/11/21

Michele and family, Sally and I are so sorry to read about Carole's passing. Remember you all from church and school, but best because we got our first dauchsund from you! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time. Susan Tucker Wright Sally Tucker Mascia

 

Roberta Treen posted on 1/6/21

CR- I am so sorry for you loss. My Deepest sympathy to all in the Krieger family and friends. Bobbi Treen

 

William Dean posted on 1/6/21

A truly beautifull soul, whom I am proud to have known. I loved her laugh above all!

 

Ellen Schelble posted on 1/5/21

Sending sympathy and hope for the family and loved ones to be comforted as you remember and mourn the passing of your dear Carole. Ellen Stevens Schelble

 

Karen Kosegi posted on 1/5/21

I am very sad to learn of Caroles passing. My sincere condolences to your family. Prayers for comfort?????

 

Gil Snyder posted on 1/5/21

I am saddened to learn of your loss. Remember the good times and may that help to ease your pain.

 

Pamela Rosten posted on 1/5/21

Mrs. Krieger , C.R., Mark, Michelle and Kevin- There are no words. Know that we are all so very sorry and praying for you all. Much love, Pamela Parson Rosten

 

Kate Endres posted on 1/5/21

My condolences to the Krieger family. May you be blessed with many fond memories during your time of grief.

 

kathy j mcconnell posted on 1/5/21

so sorry for the loss of your family member. i remember her from the gang that always hung out near the park

 

Lyle Tope posted on 1/5/21

Craig, Mark & Entire Krieger Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your sister. May you all be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Peace, Lyle Tope

 

Terri Glass posted on 1/5/21

So sorry for your loss. Carole was a good friend. Smart. Funny. Not afraid to try something new. Thought "outside" the box. Always there if you needed her. We're really gonna miss her. Prayers to the family. R.I.P. Terri & Terry

 

Marianne Balder posted on 1/5/21

My deepest sympathies

 

Jim Elco posted on 1/5/21

I ask the Krieger family to accept my heartfelt condolences at their loss. I graduated high school with Carole and remember her as friendly, funny and not the least bit afraid to stand up for what she believed. As a fellow Scouter, I commend her for her years of service to the program. God bless, Jim Elco New Philadelphia

 

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