Mary Vandecar

Mary Vandecar of Caro, age 70, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at her home. Mary was born June 2, 1948, in Bay City, the daughter of the late Ralph and Betty (Keyser) Wark. She was united in marriage with Michael Vandecar on September 17, 1966, at the First Presbyterian Church of Caro. Mary was a homemaker the majority of her life, with the exception of working for a period of time as a nurse’s aide at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in the mid 1980’s. She also enjoyed fishing, sewing, collecting teddy bears, woodworking, and was a big race fan, being named lady of the year at Dixie Motor Speedway.

Mary is survived by her husband, Michael Vandecar of Caro; two children: Brian Vandecar and his wife, Amy, of Birch Run, Rod Vandecar of Akron; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two siblings and their spouses: Pat and Mike Jones of North Carolina, Tom and Peg Wark of Akron; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by one brother, Randy Wark.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. Burial will follow at the Almer Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Mary Vandecar Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Michael Vandecar, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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