Carol Kirken


Age: 75

longtime community activist and philanthropist who was among one of the founding members of the Rochester Area Women's Fund, a nonprofit group that provides financial support to organizations that improve the lives of women in need through scholarships and education programs, but who focused her philanthropic efforts on the North Oakland YMCA, where she was a board of director member and was widely known in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, Michigan for her charitable work with the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, among other causes.

Cause of Death: Mauled to death by a hippopotamus

Born: October 11, 1941

Died: August 5, 2017