1942 Carol 2021

Carol Jean Willenkamp

November 8, 1942 — February 21, 2021

Carol Jean (Semrow) Willenkamp, 78, Appleton, our wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother joined our Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 21, 2021, after a four-year long fight against kidney cancer that had spread. Carol was born on November 8, 1942, in Appleton, to Harry and Frieda (Koss) Semrow. Carol lived in Appleton her entire life. Carol met her amazing husband, Bob, at Zwickers. They were united in marriage on May 8, 1965. Together, they had two beautiful daughters: Keri of Greenville, WI, and Kina (Scott) Demerath of Appleton. The greatest joy in her life were her two grandsons: Devon (Carlye) and Kyle Demerath. Carol also had a great love for animals, especially dogs. Carol worked at several grocery stores, Curves, and spent her later years at Younkers. She made many friends and enjoyed working with people.

Carol is survived by her husband Bob, daughters Keri Willenkamp and Kina (Scott) Demerath, grandsons Devon (Carlye) and Kyle Demerath. She is further survived by her sister Donna (Harold) Voigt of Largo, FL, brother Earl (Karen) Semrow of Appleton, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Karen (Gene) Krull, Connie (Allen) Krull, Larry (Marilyn) Willenkamp, Lois (Rene) Grode, many nieces and nephews as well as a special nephew Dennis Voigt who also shares a journey of cancer with Carol.

Carol was preceded in death by both sets of parents, plus a nephew Brian Voigt and a niece Melissia Hein.

A funeral service for Carol will be held at 11:00 AM, on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church, 930 E. Florida Ave, Appleton. Friends and family may visit at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. During the visitation and funeral service masks will be required and social distancing is suggested.

Memorials may be directed to Mount Olive Church and the Cancer Foundation.

A note from Carol:

I want to thank Lois and Rene Grode for all their support and trips to Froedtert Hospital. Also for the wonderful food they supplied. Ronnie and Nancy Willenkamp for all the good food and farm adventures. Art and Connie Possett for our weekly breakfast and great pies. Many thanks to all my great friends for their support, lunches, and good times. Thanks to the great staff at Theda Care Cancer Center.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am

Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church

930 E Florida Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

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Friday, February 25, 2022

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930 E Florida Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

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