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Carol J. Ashauer

Carol J. Ashauer, age 85, of Kaukauna, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Grand Horizons. She was born on July 5, 1927, in Appleton, the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel (Paschen) Reinholz. On February 1, 1947, Carol married Leon Ashauer at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna. She enjoyed painting, quilting, antiquing, doll collecting, and gardening. Carol also loved to care for and feed the many birds that visited her yard. She will be remembered for her love of spending time up north at the cabin near Mountain, and traveling with Leon. Carols favorite flower was the trillium, and she enjoyed being outdoors, along with spending time with her family.

She is survived by her eight children: Sharon (Michael) Minock of Green Valley, Arizona; Mary Elliott of Appleton; Patty Keough of Appleton; Randy (Paula) Ashauer, Becky (George) Palen, and Jan (Alan) Hietpas, all of Kaukauna; Lisa (Doug) Warren of Newburg, Oregon; and Greta Ashauer of Appleton; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Virginia (George) Steffens of Fond du Lac and Janice Freier of Kaukauna; three brothers-in-law: Eugene (Margaret), John (Ione), and Thomas (Kathy) Ashauer, all of Kaukauna; and sister-in-law: Carol Jansen of Kaukauna. Carol is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ashauer; brother, Kenneth (Catherine) Reinholz; and brothers-in-law, Karl Freier and James (Carol T.) Ashauer.

The funeral liturgy for Carol will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of mass. Online condolences can be expressed at

The family would think to thank the staff at Grand Horizons and Southern Care Hospice for your excellent care and compassion.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012
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