Carolea Doll, nee Heaney, 67, of West Bend died on Friday, April 14, 2006 at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk, following a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1939 in Hew Hampton, Iowa to the late Fredrick L. and Mary E. (nee Carlin) Heaney.
Following her marriage in 1959, she settled in Menomonee Falls where she raised her family. She later moved to Rice Lake.
In the mid 1980s, Carolea moved to Las Vegas and then lived in San Diego.
She returned to Las Vegas in the mid 1990s, moving to West Bend in January 2006 to be closer to her family.
In addition to being a mother, Carolea worked at and also owned a supper club, a bar and grill and later a motel.
Most recently, she was employed as a mortgage specialist, retiring in July 2005 due to her illness.
Survivors include four children, Pamela (Ronald) Voeltner of West Bend, Gregory (Constance) of Greenfield, Jennifer Rich of Rice Lake and Bradley of Rice Lake; five grandchildren, Bryan, Matthew, Michael, Adam and Kimberly; three sisters and a brother, Marilou (John) Mueller of Menomonee Falls, Sandra Pokorny of San Antonio, Texas, Gary Heaney of Galesville and Sonya (John) Hendrickson of New Berlin; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death was a daughter, Paula.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, with Rev. Doug Olson officiating.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Thursday from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend and Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake are serving the family.