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Carolyn S. Wingler

1947 - 2021


URBANA, IL-  Carolyn S. Wingler, 73, of Urbana, Illinois, passed away at 5:50 PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL, with visitation three hours prior to the funeral (10 AM-1:00PM) on Tuesday.

Burial will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. 

Carolyn was born December 16, 1947 in Urbana, IL, a daughter of John and Betty(Thompson) Sansare.

She married Morris Wingler on June 11, 1967 in Urbana, Illinois and he survives. Survivors include daughters, Shellie Wingler Elson(Dave Jackson) of Urbana, Leslie Key(Tom) of Urbana, and sons, Dennis Wingler(Brandy) of Shipman, VA and Kevin Wingler(Cathy) of Urbana; 7 grandchildren, Dustin, Zack, Vince, Chelsea, Ian, Kaia, and Schuyler, and great grandchildren, Zoey, Serenytee, Waylon, Ryker, and Carsen. Also surviving are two sisters, Liz Sansare of Charleston, IL, and Robin Hess of Urbana, and a brother John Sansare of Alabama.

As much as Carolyn loved her family she also loved her second family. Carolyn was a drag racer and quite an accomplished one at that. Her drag racing family was a big part of her life and family. Spending many seasons competing she won many awards. Her first year racing she was Rookie of the Year as well as Female driver of the Year. Carolyn was a fierce competitor,  qualifying for the NHRA ET bracket Nationals 9 times and was runner up at Super Chevy Sunday once in her illustrious career.

Carolyn loved racing so much that when she finished competing she and her husband Morris purchased and ran the racetrack she called home.

God speed mom, meemaw, great meemaw, you are staged and have the green light to heaven

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Jeanie Felix

June 7, 2021 3:43 PM

Carolyn always had a smile and welcoming arms. My granddaughter Zoey was blessed to have such an amazing great grandma! May you rest in peace. 

Your Morrison Family

June 7, 2021 7:47 AM

Our care and deepest sympathies are with you at this difficult time. Please know that you have our support and prayers.
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June 6, 2021 10:01 AM

Fond memories of you will always surpass the beauty of this tree .

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Terri Sansare

June 4, 2021 7:18 PM

Carol, The First Time I Met You, I Just Knew You Were An Exceptional Lady. I Loved You From The Start. Who Wouldn't. Such A Loving Friendly Soul To Everyone Who Knew You. My Prayer's To Morris And The Family As I Know They're Missing You Dearly As Am I .  You'll Forever Be In My Heart ❤️ Rest In Peace Carol. We'll  Love You To Infinity And Beyond !  You'll Always Be A Part Of Us. I Love You. 

Karen Bright-Nelson

June 4, 2021 7:18 PM

I I’m deep sorrow to hear the news of one of the most amazing person I have ever known.. I will never forget the time at Elmer’s bar when she put her elbows on the table and took her bra off with no hands. Never could figure out the trick. Laugh every time I think about it. Another great thing she did with a towel but won’t go into details. I never saw a happier couple in my entire life than Carol and Morris. She will always be in my thoughts and I will always laugh when I think of her for all the great times we had. You and your family have meant so much in my life. Love you eternally Carol

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