Carole J. Densow, 89, of Thiensville died at The Cottages in West Bend Saturday, March 30, 2019
Carole was born October 2, 1929 in Algoma, the daughter of Jacob and Lucille Kostichka. It was in Algoma that Carole met and married Charles L. Densow.
Chuck and Carole owned and operated Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville. They both took great pride and compassion in serving the residents of Thiensville-Mequon. Following Chuck’s death in 1998, Carole continued to live next to, and work at the funeral home until her health caused her to move to Willowbrook Assisted Living and subsequently The Cottages at the age of 84.
Carole loved traveling, reading, Broadway shows, exercising, living in the Village of Thiensville, bird watching and spending time with her family. Her wit and smile endured over the years despite the onset and advancement of dementia.
Carole is survived by her children: Debra (Gary) Valestin, David (Eloina) Densow, Lori (Ken) Gates and Daniel (Joanne) Densow, her grandchildren: Matthew (Laura), Michael (Erin), Laura, Eddy, Eliana, Craig (Angie), Dominic (Yvonne), Lucas (Katie) and Jacob.; great grandchildren: David, Raymond, Eleanor, Gregory, Rylie, Elle and Lily, sisters Lucille Graf, Shirley Holtz and brother Robert (Kathy) Kostichka, along with many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Besides Chuck, Carole was preceded in death by her sister Ruth Bader and brother in laws Fritz Bader, John Graf and Rollie Holtz.
The visitation for Carole will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Eernisse Funeral Home (1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg). The mass of christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Lumen Christi Parish (2750 W. Mequon Ave., Mequon) with visitation being held at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of mass. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg.
A Memorial Fund is being established in Carole's name for the wonderful staff at The Cottages and the Thiensville Police Benevolent Fund.