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Karen Scholey

Karen Jane Scholey

Monday, July 23rd, 1956 - Sunday, November 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Karen Scholey, 64, of New Berlin, passed away after fighting a courageous 18-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease, on November 29, 2020 at Ridgewood Care Center in Racine.

Born in Kenosha, on July 23, 1956, the daughter of Gerald and Audrey (Brever) Schmalfeldt. She was educated in Kenosha schools, graduating from Gateway Technical College and Carthage College with an associate’s degree in Computer Programming and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. On May 28, 1983, she married Jim Scholey.

Karen brought brains and brawn to her several workplaces. She was a computer programmer for Snap-On, Triclover, Walgreens headquarters and Kohls headquarters. She worked in operations for Macwhyte and was a teller at Kenosha National Bank.

She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, and bowling. She was enthusiastic about vacationing and traveling. She was a life-long learner and devoted volunteer to many organizations including Southeast Wisconsin Kinship Care. Above all else she enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; parents, Gerald and Audrey Schmalfeldt; siblings, Kim Oien, Gary (Kimberly) Schmalfeldt, Kathy Edwards, Phillip (June) Schmalfeldt, and Bret Schmalfeldt; and one aunt, Joyce (Dick) Flynn; she is further survived by other loving friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her brother in-law, Jerry Oien; and two aunts, Dorothy Angelo and Jane Hoff.
Due to the pandemic, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association would be appreciated by the family.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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    Location
    Green Ridge Cemetery
    Address
    6604-7th Avenue
    KENOSHA, WI 53143
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Sharyl Gantzer Vandamme

Posted at 02:12pm
Jim I’m sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time, but remembering all the times of picnics with you and walking to the Spot for ice cream. Take care and wishing well Sharyl Gantzer
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Phillip J Schmalfeldt

Posted at 04:29pm
My dear sweet sister Karen,
You will be missed. You were always the one to do things first in our lives. We all admired you for it and looked up to you. You set the stage for us to follow. Even though you didn’t have children yourself you were a motherly figure growing up and always took care of us with sound advice. You were always there to help when needed. You touched each of our hearts in different ways. We will remember the good times and forever keep you in our hearts. We are so sorry this has happened to you. You battled hard and you were so brave. You deserved better. God bless you and may you Rest In Peace. With loving memories always your brother Phil
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kathy ladewig

Posted at 05:30pm
Our sympathy and prayers to her family, she was so loved. Karen was so creative and for several years I used the beautiful greeting cards that she had made for every holiday, they were so unique and detailed and so special because they were hand made.
 
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James D. Scholey. Posted at 11:59pm

Thank You, Kathy, Karen enjoyed making those cards for their own therapeutic value, but, especially for the value they brought to others, every Season - Jim S.
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Karen Nichols

Posted at 08:47am
So very sorry for your loss
 
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James D. Scholey. Posted at 12:06am

Thank You, Karen ! - Jim S.
 
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James D. Scholey. Posted at 12:06am

Thank You, Karen ! - Jim S.
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Mark T. On

Posted at 11:52pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult of times.
 
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James D. Scholey. Posted at 02:45pm

Thanks very much Mark, I had heard about your brother, Tim, after he passed. He was a remarkable 'force of nature' - always ahead of his time - the first one to "discover The Beatles". Is Tim at ""All Saints", like your Father is ? My sympathies to your Family / 'Beth'. Thanks again, Mark !
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