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Carol (Kotarek) Schmitz

September 11, 1929 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Obituary

Carol Mae Eva Schmitz, 93, of Manitowoc died peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Carol was born on September 11, 1929 in Two Rivers to Henry and Helen (Lehrman) Kotarek. She was a graduate of Washington High School in Two Rivers. Carol worked at Metal Ware for 44 years.

Carol was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was an avid sports fan, the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers. Carol enjoyed gambling with her sisters, doing puzzles, tending to her flower garden and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her two daughters: Mary (Russell) Rick, and Julie Schmitz; two grandchildren: Matthew (Kayla) Rick, and Amanda (Bryan) Orth; three great-grandchildren: Adalina, Kenzlee, and Wyatt; one brother and sister-in-law: Henry (Pat) Kotarek; and one brother-in-law: Jerome Wanek. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her parents: Henry and Helen Kotarek; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Mildred (Alvin) Mott and Vivian Wanek.

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Lakeshore Life Celebration (Peace United Church of Christ) 3613 Waldo Blvd., 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting www.lakeshorefamilyfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in her name.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation, Holy Family Memorial Hospital ICU, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for all their care and compassion given to Carol.

The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Reinbold & Pfeffer location, is assisting the family with arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carol (Kotarek) Schmitz, please visit our floral store.


Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lakeshore Life Celebration Center (Peace United Church of Christ)
3613 Waldo Boulevard
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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