Carnot, William A
Age 63, passed away unexpectedly on December 14, 2013 at Theda Clark Medical Center with his family at his side. William was born on October 30, 1950, son of the late Howard and Dorothy (Mahn) Carnot. William married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Dakins on March 1, 1969. They were married for almost 45 years. Bill graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1969 and went on to work at Thilmany Paper Company for over forty-one years.
Bill is survived by his wife Kathy, his daughters: Kristy (Corey) Stumpf and Rachel Nelson; his grandchildren: Justin Stumpf, Zachary Stumpf, Riley Nelson and Raegan Nelson. He is further survived by his sister, Carol (Dennis) DeBruin and Kathy's siblings: Denny (Patty) Dakins, Jerry (Tommie) Dakins, Bob (Deb) Dakins, Mel DeBroux, Karen Schommer, Cindy (Fred) Zwoniarkiewicz, Marion (Doug) Steward and Bev (Ruben) Stingle; a sister-in-law, Mary Carnot; numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; Kathy's parents, Ray and Millie Dakins, siblings and in-laws: John Carnot, Audrey DeBroux, Ray Schommer, Tom and Mary Wulterkens.
Bill loved the outdoors and greatly enjoyed trapping, fishing, and hunting. What brought him the most joy was when he could share these activities with his family. Everyone enjoyed his fish fry's. Bill was a man who loved life, adventures and living everyday to the best of his ability. He was always ready to tell anyone who was ready to listen to a story or two. They will be passed down for generations to come. Bill loved watching and "arm chair coaching" the Packers with his life long friend Tim McClure, who meant the world to Bill.
A memorial service for Bill will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 804 Grignon St., Kaukauna with Rev. Karl Schultz and Rev. Tim Wilkens officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again directly at church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Yazbak, Dr. Schultz, Dr. Burkett, nurses: Jenny, Jen, and Leah for their tireless compassionate care of Bill and our family. We would also like to thank Pastor Tim Wilkens.