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Karen Wollner

November 5, 1946 — April 15, 2022


Karen L. Wollner, 75, of Waldo, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2022, at her home with surrounded by her loved ones.

Karen was born on November 5, 1946, in Milwaukee, daughter of Robert and Elaine (Schober) Shoemaker.  She was a 1964 graduate of Grafton High School and received her associates degree from Moraine Park.  On December 5, 1964, she married Roy Wollner in Milwaukee.  Roy preceded her in death on December 23, 2019.  Karen was employed in office management for Sandmasters.

Karen was a member of Christian Life Church in Plymouth, where she was active in adult classes.  She enjoyed board games, card playing, antiquing, politics, fishing, canoeing, camping, sewing, crocheting, reading, music, flowers, gardening, and quilting.

Karen is survived by three sons, Michael (Kim) Wollner, Matthew (Claire) Wollner, and Mitchel (Tammy) Wollner; twelve grandchildren, Brandon (Samantha), Kevin, Emily, Elysea (fiancé, Aaron), Lindsay, Kaitlyn, Annika, Michaela, David, Sarah, Luke, and Josiah; great-granddaughter, Kinsley; sister, Mary Paylor; brother-in-law, Bob Runge.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Roy, her parents; sister, Annette Runge, brother-in-law, Donald Paylor.

A funeral service to celebrate Karen's life will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Christian Life Church in Plymouth with Pastor Rich York officiating.  Relatives and friends may greet the family at the church on Friday from 1:00 pm until the time of service at 3:00 pm. A burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Parnell.

A livestream of the service will take place on Friday at 3:00 pm by visiting .

Memorial contributions can be established in Karen's name for Christian Life Church and Samaritan's Purse.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting the Wollner family with arrangements.

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