Carol Viola Traas

June 15, 1929 Ė Feb. 17, 2014

Carol Viola Traas passed peacefully Feb. 17, 2014, at age 84. She was the beloved wife of Harold for 65 years. Carol was born in Wauwatosa in 1929, the daughter of John and Caroline Hughes.

Carol had many interests, and especially loved reading, gardening and animals. She indulged her sweet tooth by opening an ice cream shop in Delafield. She enjoyed her time living the country life with a collection of horses and dogs.

She will be greatly missed by her husband and five children, Robi (John), Barb (William), Lori, Pam (Gene) and Teresa (Gary), 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Mary, brothers Dick (Avita) and Jim (Elaine), and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Howard, John, and Eileen.

A celebration of Carolís life will be held on Sunday, March 2, at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Memorials/donations in Carolís name to the Alzheimerís/Dementia Organization, in lieu of flowers.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 786-8030 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this obituary/directions, text 1345413 to 414-301-6422.