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Carol J. Mandel

December 23, 1941 — January 7, 2024

New London

Carol J. Mandel, age 82, of New London, formerly of Shawano, passed away on January 7, 2024 at St. Joseph Residence in New London. Carol was born on December 23, 1941 to the late Herbert and Adeline (Eiting) Niesen in Kaukauna. She was a graduate of Kaukauna High School. After high school she worked raising her family as well as working as a cook at several area restaurants. She also spent time volunteering at her kid’s school.  On October 16, 1998 she married Henry “Hank” Mandel in Little Chute. Hank preceded her in death on October 27, 2014.

Carol loved cooking and baking. She enjoyed doing numerous types of crafts as well as crocheting and reading. She loved her home on Legend Lake as well as gardening and growing flowers.

She will be sadly missed by her children and stepchildren, Todd (Andrea) Williamson of Charlotte, NC, Pauline Ho of Grand Chute, Julie (Gene) Wild of the Town of Center, Mark (Lisa) Williamson of Kimberly, and Scott (Sue) Mandel, Debra (Paul) Schmidt, Peter (Jean) Mandel, Pam Schmidt and Todd (Karen) Mandel, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by siblings, Kathy Neuman, Jim (Diane) Niesen, Viginia Holbrook, Eileen (Peter) Gossen and Jodi (Ken) Schott as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hank, one son Timothy “Willy” Williamson, one grandchild, sisters Mary Jo Gellerman and Barbara Braun, brothers-in-law Sam Neuman and Ross Holbrook.

There will be a memorial service for Carol on Friday January 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home of Appleton with Deacon Ray Ambrosius officiating. There will be a gathering for family and friends at the funeral home from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For more information and to express condolences, please visit

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Kaukauna at a later date.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of St. Joseph Residence of New London and Moments Hospice for the wonderful care given to Carol.

Carol's service will still be held even with the inclement weather.  If you are not able to make it please keep Carol's family in your thoughts and prayers.

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