Carol A. O’Brien, 65

Carol A. O’Brien (nee Arens), a resident of Fox Point, joined God and her beloved son, Scott, in eternal peace on May 29, 2010, at the age of 65.
She was the loving mother of Christie (Dan) Polk of Thiensville; proud grandmother of Emily; and dear sister of Jeanne Dolan, Joanne (Bill) Fuller, Richard (Barb) Arens and Terry Arens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Jean (nee Wolf) Arens, and her brother, Artie Arens. She leaves behind many dear friends, nieces, nephews and other family members to cherish her memory.
The family will welcome friends at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, on Friday, June 4, beginning at 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial services at 7 p.m. Memorials in Carol’s name may be directed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Milwaukee Chapter, www.namigrm.org.

Carol was passionate about music. She began her career as a music teacher and spent many years as conductor of the Whitefish Bay Community Band. She also enjoyed photography, with many of her photos appearing in different galleries throughout the city. Her spirit will always live on within her art, music and loved ones.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.