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1937 Carol 2021

Carol J. Minkebige

May 3, 1937 — December 8, 2021

Carol (Schultze) Minkebige passed away on Wednesday evening, December 8, 2021, peacefully, with her beloved family at her bedside.

Carol was born May 3, 1937 to the late Dewey and Esther (Mueller) Schultze. On April 4, 1954 Carol married Jim Minkebige at Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna. Jim and Carol lived in Kaukauna their entire lives, where they owned and operated the Bowling Bar for 38 Years until their retirement in 2007.

They were long-time members of the Fox Valley Golf Club where Carol belonged to the lady’s golf league for over fifty years. Carol also belonged to the woman’s bowling league while subbing on many leagues. She met many wonderful friends through her life and enjoyed many jokes, stories, and going to tournaments.

Carol was a cherished and wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and matriarch of her family.  She loved Sunday dinners with her family and planning all holidays meals with her beloved daughter Holly.

Carol is survived by her son: Mike Minkebige and his children Caroline (Logan) Pirkola and their children Lukas and Nick of Appleton; Robert (Carissa) Minkebige of Madison.

Daughter: Holly (finance Kurt Johnson) of Kaukauna.

And son: David (Debbie) Lake Orion, Michigan, and their son Matt (Erica) and their children Taylor, Cole, and Madelyn of Madison.

Also please add to paragraph. Carol is also survived by sisters-in-law Patti Bosin and Ethel Schultze; a brother-in-law: Harold Gensler as well as many nieces and nephews.  Daughter-in-law Michele Minkebige and special dear friends Mary Jane Leick and Dolly Berghuis were always there to play cards with, go to lunch with, and have fun with. As well as life time friend Mary and Russel Keberlein family

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Jim, his mother and father Robert and Mable Minkebige, her mother and father Dewey and Esther Schultze, her brother Louis Schultze, her sister Shirley Gensler, and bother in law Roger Bosin.

Carol and family would like to thank her wonderful neighbors: Lutz and Darlene Stumpf, John Stumpf, Machala Stumpf and Bruce and Irene George. They were all good friends who helped with the yard and any other chores in Carol’s later years.

A memorial service for Carol will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Fargo Funeral Home, located at 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna, with Rev. Lynn Martin officiating.  Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.


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