Carol Kay Balliet

Carol Kay Balliet BSN, JD, 69, passed away February 1, 2018 at her home in Gaylord.


Carol was born on April 23, 1948 at the Alpena Hospital to Harold and Bertha Skinner.  She was raised on her family’s farm in Millersburg.  The third of four Skinner children, she was raised in the First United Methodist Church in Millersburg among a vast number of family and friends. Carol was active in her church, on the farm, with 4-H and in her school. She graduated from Onaway High School in 1966.

Carol married her husband, Paul Balliet, April 22, 1967 and gave birth to her first child, Stephanie in 1968.  Her youngest, Andrea, was born in 1973. Carol will be remembered as a loving mother, a brilliant nurse and a passionate Christian.

Carol is survived by her husband Paul; her children, Stephanie (Jeff) Kalember and Andrea Balliet; her loving grandchildren Emma Balliet, Andrew Kalember, Anna Kalember, Sofia C

abble, Harrison Kalember and Boden Cabble; as well as her brothers, Harold (Cyndi) Skinner and Gary (Marion) Skinner; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her mother and father; and her little sister, Patricia (Skinner) Dehring.

Services will be announced at a later date. Contributions in her honor may be made to the United Way of Otsego County (for programs benefiting small children). Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

Friends may offer condolences online at