TOPEKA, Kan. — Carol Jeanine LeDuc, 71, of Topeka, Kan., passed away on Nov. 12, 2011, at home, surrounded by family who loved her. Carol was born Sept. 9, 1940, in Chicago, to Helga Lillian Amanda Anderson Apelgren and Nels Wilhelm Apelgren. She graduated from Gladstone High School (Gladstone, Mich.) in 1958. She attended college in Marquette, Mich.
She married the love of her life, Paul Clifford LeDuc, on Aug. 27, 1960. They celebrated 51 years of marriage this year. Together they raised two children, Paul Scott LeDuc of Boise, Idaho, and Christy Lynne LeDuc, of St. Cloud, Minn.