Carol A. Weisensel

Carol Weisensel Obituary

Carol A. Weisensel age 68 of Spring Green passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

She was born on December 26, 1953 in Anchorage, Alaska the daughter of Dalus and Ruth (Stauffer) Woodring. Her parents were both from Reynoldsville, PA and moved to Alaska when Dalus was transferred there in the Army following World War II.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Peter Woodring who was a member of the US Navy. She is survived by two sisters, Jeannie Woodring and Lois Hall, both of Alaska.

Carol studied at the University of Anchorage Alaska and received a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She followed that with a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. She was a licensed member of the bar for over twenty years in Michigan and Wisconsin and practiced primarily as a litigator.

Carol was highly athletic and enjoyed success in competitive running from her childhood on. As an adult she shifted from mid-distance races to marathons, medaling in many events. Later she also participated in 100-mile cycling events and coached marathon competitors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their charitable fund-raising. Carol was always an enthusiastic student.

After retiring from active law practice her interests shifted and over time she gained three additional professional certifications: Initially as a Vegan Chef working at the University of Wisconsin, later as a Yoga Instructor using the methods of Yogi Bhajan in New Mexico, and finally as a Medical Coder and Biller. Carol was active in the community as a former member of the Spring Green Arts Coalition leadership and as a Spring Green Library volunteer.

She also especially enjoyed working at the Spring Green General Store both because of the community attitude it held and from the opportunity to meet and assist so many residents, visitors, American Players Theater artists and staff, and other new friends. Following prior marriages, Carol was married on September 25, 2004 to Everett “Joe” Weisensel, a native of Wisconsin whom she met while they were both living in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. They resided in Michigan until they moved to Spring Green in 2015.

Additional survivors include her husband, Joe Weisensel of Spring Green, two children Scott Jones and Jennifer Jones, and step children Alisa Elliott Rector, Tom Elliot, Rachel Oriana (Rose) Schrader, Justin (Justus) Weisensel, and Julian Weisensel.

A memorial Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 12 at the beach at Peck’s Landing and Wagner Pond Park which is 2.2 miles south of Spring Green on the northeast side of the State Highway 23 bridge crossing the Wisconsin River. The address is S13608 WI-23, Spring Green, WI. Carol’s ashes will be scattered from the beach to join the powerful female spirit in the waters of the Wisconsin River in the valley she loved.

All are invited to join the family at the Weisensel residence at E7424 Troy Village Road, Spring Green , WI for luncheon and refreshments following.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Chapter of the ALS Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin, and the American Heart Association.

The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences are available at