Carol was born August 12, 1952 to Clem and Francis Stirn. She grew up in Big Timber with her five sisters and brother after her parents purchased The Park Motel in 1953. She graduated from Sweet Grass County High School in 1971 and married her high school love, Glenn Eschenko, on April 16, 1973 upon his arrival home from Vietnam.
Carol spent her early days of marriage following Glenn in her fifth wheel trailer as he travelled around as a seismograph operator. On March 25, 1975, Carol and Glenn had their son, Tyson. When Tyson started school Carol decided it was time to settle down and moved to Livingston, Montana. From Livingston they moved to Alaska and eventually back to Big Timber. Carol was well known throughout Big Timber from her and Glenn’s time as the owners of the City Club Lanes and Steak House and her time working at The Frosty Freez with her two sisters, Kitty and Jay Deen.
Carol loved fishing, camping, and cooking delicious meals for her loved ones. She loved a good family get together (where she never came empty handed) and cherished time spent with her grandkids. Carol is survived by her husband, Glenn, son Tyson, and grandchildren Drake and Lilly as well as her sisters Mary (Don), Lora (Ralph), Kitty (Bob), Jay Deen (Jay), and Sally (George), family friend Mike Long (Rich) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents and brother John.
Services will be held at 2:00 on April 9, 2022 at Stenberg Funeral Home with a reception following at the American Legion Club. Memorials can be given to The Community Thrift Shoppe or any organization of your choice.
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215 Anderson Street
PO Box 723
Big Timber, MT 59011
Reception to follow upstairs at the American Legion Club