CAROLE VANESSA ZEMPEL, 64 years young, took her last breath on earth and first breath in heaven on June 11, 2018. Carole was born on March 26, 1954 in San Fernando, CA daughter to Paul and Louise Manning; baby sister to Bruce and Connie.
In August 1972, she met Michael Dean Zempel, the absolute love of her life, who managed to sweep her off of her feet and marry her after a scant 6-month long courtship. They were delighted to welcome their blue-eyed son, Chad Anthony, on June 11, 1975. In 1981 the trio left Southern California and planted their roots in Wimer, thoroughly enjoying their new country surroundings. They filled their little homestead with creatures great and small from horses, cows and goats to chickens, dogs, cats, parakeets, stray turtles and finally, on March 1, 1982, a daughter, Sarah Louise.
Carole had a sweet, compassionate spirit and she always put others ahead of herself. She never missed her kids' sporting events and never passed up an opportunity to spend time with family, eat chocolate, ride a horse, go camping, shop at a thrift store or cuddle a kitten.
She was quietly courageous, battling and conquering breast cancer with Philippians 4:13 as her mantra " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Carrying on her legacy are her husband of 45 years, Mike; children, Chad Zempel and Sarah (Zempel) Griswold; grandchildren Chad and Caydence Griswold; brother Bruce (Mary) Manning; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless brothers and sisters in Christ.
Awaiting her in heaven are her parents Paul and Louise Manning and sister Connie Manning.