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Carol J. Kaat

October 16, 1939 — April 9, 2024

Sheboygan

Carol J. Kaat

Carol J. Kaat, 84, of Sheboygan, met her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center in Plymouth, WI.

Carol was born on October 16, 1939, to Chris and Laura (Lievense) Van Dixhorn in Sheboygan. She is a 1958 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School. On November 17, 1962, she married the love of her life, Leon Kaat, at First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls. They were happily married for just over 60 years and after a year apart, are with each other for eternity.

Carol worked for the Aurora Clinic in Sheboygan for 33 years as a Medical Technologist/Phlebotomist for the laboratory. She was a lifelong member of First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls and volunteered a lot of her time to various ministries. She was a part of Womens Bible study group, the floral decorator, a Sunday school teacher, and coffee and snack server for over 25 years. Carol was an Avon rep for more than 30 years. Being around family and friends was what brought Carol the most joy in life – right next to her faith in the Lord. Carol left a meaningful and memorable impact on each person she met. 

Carol is survived by both of her children, Amy (Kenneth) Van Wyk of Waldo and Tim (Shari) Kaat of Sheboygan Falls; five grandchildren, Ben (Mallory) Van Wyk, Samuel (fiancé Courtney Gmach) Van Wyk, Mary Van Wyk, Taylor Kaat, and Amanda (Dean) Wingert; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Tanner Van Wyk; sister-in-law, Audrey Van Dixhorn; nieces, Lynn (David) Cook, Nancy Van Dixhorn, Jodi Van Dixhorn, Kim (Jeff) Nack; nephew, Thomas (Lora) Van Dixhorn. She is further survived by many other relatives and dear friends.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Leon; parents; parents-in-law, Leonard and Vivian Kaat; sister, Betty Jane Van Dixhorn; brothers, Harold Van Dixhorn, Donald Van Dixhorn, Chris (Pearl) Van Dixhorn and Jack Van Dixhorn; niece, Lynette Van Dixhorn; and a nephew, Jeff Van Dixhorn.

A funeral service to honor Carol’s life will take place at First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls with Rev. Brad Veenendaal officiating on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 12:30pm. All are welcome to join via livestream by visiting Carol’s obituary page at www.wenigfh.com. A visitation will take place from 10:30am until the time of service. 

A private family burial will take place next week at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. 

Memorial contributions can be made to First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls. 

The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to the staff at Countryside Manor for their kind and compassionate care for the past 4 years. They also would like to thank Rocky Knoll staff and Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Care staff for making sure Carol was as comfortable as possible during her last days.

The staff of Wenig Funeral Home (920-467-3431) is caring for the family. Please visit www.wenigfh.com for online condolences. 

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Visitation

Friday, April 12, 2024

10:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

First Reformed Church - Sheboygan Falls

527 Giddings Ave, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

First Reformed Church - Sheboygan Falls

527 Giddings Ave, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

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