Carole R. Kavanaugh, 84
Feb. 26, 1932 — June 25, 2016

Carole R. Kavanaugh (nee Rathkamp), 84, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 25, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. She was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Milwaukee to Frederick and Florence (nee Walker) Rathkamp.

Carole’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an outstanding role model to all of us, showing unconditional love and guidance each and every day.

Carole is survived by her children, Susan W. Rieke (Ellis) and Fritz Schellgell (Susan); grandchildren, Anne W. Rieke, Fritz Schellgell (Becky), Christopher Edwards (Erin), Jason Edwards (Olivia) and Jennifer Edwards (Nicholas); and great-granddaughter, Emma J. Schellgell. She is further survived by her extended family of friends and relatives. Carole is preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095). Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials are appreciated to Peace United Church in Kewaskum, or the charity of your choice.

Special thank you to the staff of The Kathy Hospice for their compassionate care of all of us.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or