Carol Traas, age 84, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. She was born on June 15, 1929, in Wauwatosa, the daughter of the late John and Caroline (Brenner) Hughes. She was the beloved wife of Harold Traas for 65 years.
Carol had many interests, and especially loved reading, gardening, and animals. She indulged her sweet tooth by opening an ice cream shop in Delafield. She enjoyed her time living the country life with a collection of horses and dogs.
She will be greatly missed by her husband and five children: Robi (John), Barb (William), Lori, Pam (Gene), Teresa (Gary), eleven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister, Mary; and brothers, Dick (Avita) & Jim (Elaine) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Howard, John, and Eileen.
A celebration of Carol's life will be held on Sunday, MARCH 2, 2014 at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME downtown chapel from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A private entombment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association – Greater Wisconsin Chapter are appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.