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Carolyn Fenske

Carolyn L Fenske (Loewen)

Friday, July 2nd, 1937 - Friday, December 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Carolyn L. Fenske, 83, of Somers, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Home Inspired Senior Living.

Carolyn was born on July 2, 1937, in Kenosha, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Vega (Tolf) Loewen. She was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School, Racine Kenosha County Teacher’s College, and Carthage College in 1975.

In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, she taught second grade at Paris Grade School. Later, Carolyn worked as a secretary for the Chancellor of UW-Parkside for 22 years until her retirement. She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and keeping busy around the family farm.

Carolyn is survived by her two sons and their wives, Mike and Mary (Arbet) and Glenn and Jan (Swoboda) Fenske; six grandchildren, Mitchell, Marcus, Lynden, Michael, Aaron and Madison; three great-grandchild, Makenna, Owen and Kimber, and one more on the way. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews in the Kenosha and San Francisco areas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Russell “Butch” Fenske in 2016, and her sister, Jean Guthrie last month.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Home Inspired Senior Living and Hospice Alliance for the compassionate care that they provided.

Private interment will take place at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park due to the current health pandemic. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit and Sign Carolyn’s Online Memorial Book at:
www.prokofuneralhome.com
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  • Interment

    Location
    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    Address
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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Tuesday 1 pm ssrmp private graveside

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Ruth Horst

Posted at 08:18pm
Our sincerest condolences and prayers for Carolyn Fenske family from the Horst Family.
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Steve Tindall

Posted at 12:50pm
I remember Carolyn from my time at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. I believe I played baseball with one or more of her sons on the church team. I also believe we got together as part of the senior social group. She was always warm and kind and will definitely be missed. I have a momento for the family from Hospice Alliance I would like to deliver (I'm a volunteer) so if someone could give me a call at 262-654-5100 to set up a time I would appreciate it.
BH

Brooke Hartnell

Posted at 03:22pm
So very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of caring for and spending time with Carolyn when working for Home Inspired. I feel we had a special bond and she promised me to “tell my family when I pass, that I love them.” I wish I could offer you condolences in person, but we are in interesting times. I know she’s in a better place with her husband by her side and she is smiling down on us all. You are all in my prayers! God bless.

Marie Booher

Posted at 10:14am
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Sending prayers to all of you!
Mike and Mary thinking of you and the family especially!
Love to all of you!
Ken and Marie Booher
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Jackie Nelson

Posted at 03:45pm
Glenn and Michael,
I am very sorry to hear the news about your mother. I remember that she and her sister Jean, always made a point of having an annual lunch with my aunt Julie Kremis Covelli and my mom, Vicki Kremis Klapproth of Somers. I personally appreciate all Carolyn’s help in showing myself and many others how to research family history at the UW Archives. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Jackie Klapproth Nelson
Tom Nelson
Somers
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