Carole Deffner (nee Rosner)

Carole Deffner (nee Rosner) of Dousman, formerly of Glendale, was carried by angels to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Sr. and Rosalie Rosner; a sister, Ruth Bruss; and godmother, Aunt Mary Arbeiter.

Carole was the faithful and loving wife of Otto for 44 years and cherished mother of Michael (Kristen) Deffner and Jennifer (Michael) Johnston. She was the loving "grammy" of Lillian and Susan Johnston and dearest sister of Robert (Elaine) Rosner. She is further survived by loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvin (Betty) Deffner, Norman (Jan) Deffner, Marvin (Joanne) Deffner, Roger (Louda) Deffner and Elaine (Thomas) Disch; cousins, Larry Arbeiter, Bob (Jane) Arbeiter, Dick (Maryann) Arbeiter, Shirley Yarnig, Mary (Paul) Yarnig-Wassenberg and Howard (Karen) Branding; and godchildren, Patricia Trevisan, Anthony Rosner, Tricia Deffner-Valley and David Deffner. She is also survived by several other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, close friends Barbara Cybela, Shirley Ragsdale, Lois Roller and Dorothy Filber, and many more relatives, friends and acquaintances.

Carole enjoyed family gatherings, getting together with friends, gardening, crossword puzzles and sudoku.

Carole began her professional career in the accounting department at Harley-Davidson, taught at MATC and completed her career as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 E. Pleasant St., Oconomowoc. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau on Sunday, Sept. 20, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service in the Restlawn Chapel.

Memorials in Caroleís name to St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Endowment Fund, 210 E. Pleasant St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, would be appreciated.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit