Carolyn Jean Poirier, age 68, of rural Waverly Minn., and formerly of Cloquet passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at home surrounded by family.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1949, in Kiron, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and 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 39 years: Gary J Poirier; children: Carla (Larry) Patin of Lake Forest, Calif., May (James) Ames of Cloquet, Tammy Poirier of Carlton and Gary (Leah) Poirier JR. of Sebeka; grandchildren: Stephanie, Devin, Gabriel, Sarah, Rebekah, Lily and Damian; a great grandchild: Addison, siblings: Terry Pierson and Sue (Charlie) Winkler of Hamburg, Iowa, and Jan (John) Martin of Auburn, Neb.; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, twin infant siblings at birth; Linda Kay and Lynn Ray and a brother Carl (Butch) Piers.
Service were held Saturday Jan. 6, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.