Karen Ann Wink, 66

Karen Ann Wink, 66, of Wausaukee, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 12:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Bay Area Medical Center. She was born on April 29, 1946, in Milwaukee; daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle (Meyer) Bolender. Karen graduated from Oak Creek High School. She married James “Jim” Wink when she was 19 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. She was Junior Ms. Oak Creek and runner-up Ms. Wisconsin. Karen loved riding horses and she was 4H project leader for many years. Karen and Jim moved to Wausaukee in 2000. She was always by her husband’s side. She was a great cook, loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by all who knew her. Karen is survived by two sons: Shannon (Lori) Wink and Craig Wink; grandchildren: Kaitlin, Nicole, Kelly Brook, Tyler and Ethan; a brother, Lyle “Butch” (Elayne) Bolender; and numerous extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, and her parents.

A celebration of life will be 4 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 15, 2012, at New Hope United Church of Christ in Jackson, with the Rev. James Hill officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. at the church on Saturday.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.messarfuneralhome.com.

Messar-Roubal Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Wausaukee is assisting the family.