Carol J. Eilerman

October 03, 1932 ‒ December 26, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Carol J. Eilerman, age 84, of Marion, died Monday, December 26, 2016, at her home in Seton Square.

On October 3, 1932, Carol was born in Lima, Ohio, one of three daughters of the late Rory and Elsie (Forman) Montgomery.

Carol worked for Quaker Oats in Marion for over fifteen years, assisting with production.  Then, she moved on to home healthcare, working as an LPN for five plus years, until her retirement.

The love of Carol’s life was Louis J. Eilerman, the man she couldn’t live with or without.  They shared many years of marriage, starting back in 1948, and together they lovingly raised five children.  He preceded her in death in 1993.

Very adventurous, Carol would try most anything once. Some may even call her “fearless”.  She was very active, often going hiking, and she especially enjoyed outdoor adventures such as white water rafting and water skiing.  Over the years, she also loved camping and boating at the Delaware Lake and Alum Creek State Park.

Vibrant and outgoing, Carol loved to have a good time. She cherished moments spent with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.

She will be missed by her four children: John (Nancy) Eilerman of Marion, Connie (Carlos) Moser of Muskego, WI, Barbara (Steve) Merchant of Kenton, and Cheryl Eilerman of Marion; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Carol was preceded in death by her son, Robert Eilerman; and two sisters: Mary Lou Hayes and Linda Sue Bailey. Services honoring Carol’s life will be observed privately by her family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2215 Citygate Dr., Suite A, Columbus, OH 43219.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Carol’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • No words can describe this loss. Carol made the world a better place. I will always love her! I will forever miss my second Mom……I will forever miss her.

    Love and prayers to all her children and friends.

    • Thanks for the sweet words about our Mom. You have felt both of our recent losses. Thoughts and prayers to you, also.

  • On behalf of the Eye to Eye Low vision Support we offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Carol Eilerman. Carol was one of our members and will be deeply missed.

  • John & Nancy., We are so sorry to read about your Mother’s passing. I’m sure she’s in a better,peaceful place now. Although the Holidays makes it harder. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you both and the Family.If you need anything let us know. Sincerely, Cindy Moore Chuck Davidson

  • Barb, Steve and Family,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
    God Bless You…We Love You!