Carol Kringel, 80

Carol Kringel, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Ellenís Home in Port Washington surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old. Carol was born March 29, 1933, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Lambert and Mildred Pollnow Hoffmann.

On June 7, 1952, she was united in marriage with Marvin Kringel at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Marvin preceded her in death in 2006.

Carol worked at Leeson Electric in Grafton, retiring in 1995 after 22 years. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Port Washington, where she had been active with the Womenís Missionary League, the stewardship committee and had served as the church librarian. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, swimming, cake decorating, polka dancing, and playing sheepshead and hand-and-foot with the friends in her card clubs.

Carol is survived by her children: Judi (Craig) Stewart of Port Washington, Bonnie Kringel of Virginia, Terry (Michelle) Kringel of West Bend and Todd (special friend Joanne) of Plymouth. She is further survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother Glenn (Carol) Hoffmann of Newburg, brothers-in-law Franklin (Nancy) Kringel of West Bend and Arno Jobs of Saukville, sisters-in-law Anita (Donald) Franzen of Grafton and Mildred Kringel of Cedarburg, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Lambert Hoffmann and sister Joan (Walter) Lewin.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 217 N. Freeman Drive in Port Washington, with the Rev. John Klieve officiating. Carol will be laid to rest beside Marvin at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Johnís Church or the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimerís Association.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ellenís Home for their compassionate and loving care.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be left at