Carol Ann DeGarmo, 68 of Laporte, IN, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 30, 2022. She was born December 16, 1953, in Gary, IN to John Paul and Lela (Allred) Stawicki. Carol was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School Class of 1972. She had been a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso and had an unwavering faith in Jesus Christ and knew her Savior well. Carol was a kindhearted and generous person who enjoyed cooking and sharing what she made with those around her. She also had a good sense of humor and a joke up her sleeve. Carol’s life revolved around her faith and her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Carol is survived by her children: Jeffrey (Maria) DeGarmo, Jaclynn DeGarmo, and Madolyn (Rodney) Delhaye; grandchildren: Jesamyn and Kennan Miller, Nolan and Roman Delhaye; and siblings: John Stawicki and Patricia Berning. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: Bill Stawicki and Kathy Stawicki.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery on State Road 2 in Valparaiso.
I have been friends with Carol and her kids Jeff, Jackie and her daughter Madelyn. I can tell you that she was the best person, friend of a life time. I will never ever forget her. She was a great cook and she shared some of her best chili with me and my family. Her lasagna was absolutely delicious. She had a sweet tooth for chocolate and loved pizza from Gelsaucemo, Tony pizza in Valparaiso Indiana. I will miss her terribly because she made me laugh. I will miss you terribly. I wish that I could have talked to you at least one more time. You were the best friend who made me laugh all the time. I remember when I first met you and your family. Tell Tom and my mom and dad, brother Skip, John and Roger hello and we love them. -Deborah Naillieux