Obit: Karlen, Dorothy M. (1923 - 2006)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Barnett, Berens, Diermeier, Holland, Karlen, Nowak, Petrowski, Skrzypchak

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 7/06/2006

Karlen, Dorothy M. (Nowak) (23 APR 1923 - 2 JUL 2006)

Dorothy M. Karlen, 83, 2941 Four Mile Road, Marathon, died Thursday, July 20, 2006 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau.

She was born April 23, 1923 in the town of Cassel. On May 16, 1942 she married Marcel Jacob "Toby" Karlen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cassel. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2002.

Dorothy and Toby farmed in the town of Marathon for many years. Besides spending countless hours in the ginseng fields Dorothy enjoyed cooking, traveling and playing Bingo. Most of all she cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her two children, Tom (Lianna) Karlen and Sandy Barnett, both of Marathon, 11 grandchildren, Nathan (Allyson Holland) Karlen, Kimberly, Jonathan, Kevin, Kristina Karlen, Jeffery (Jackie) Karlen, Keith Karlen, Crystal (Jeff) Berens, Brian (Cheri) Barnett, Ken (Mary Jo) Barnett Jr., John (Melissa Skrzypchak) Barnett and eleven great grandchildren and one sister, Marcy Petrowski, Wausau.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ken Barnett Sr. and three brothers, Henry, Alex and John.

The funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday July 24, 2006 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. The Rev. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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