Kara K. Kanieski-Butler, 44
Sept. 10, 1972 — Nov. 7, 2016

Kara K. Kanieski-Butler, 44 Kara K. Kanieski-Butler, 44, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was born Sept. 10, 1972, in Milwaukee and graduated from West Bend West Class of 1990. She married David Butler on April 20, 2008, in New Orleans. She was employed at Bumper to Bumper. Kara was a car buff and mechanic, she loved antiques and the preservation of anything old. She enjoyed music, and sang and played in a band.

Kara enjoyed the outdoors, camping and traveling. She was an artist and was very creative, especially with home decorating and flower gardening. She loved the color purple. “She was no cookie-cutter girl.”

She is survived by her husband, David; mother, Judy (Richard) Spaeth; father-inlaw, Richard Butler; brother, Ty (Jenny) Kanieski; brother-in-law, Don (Kim) Butler; sisters-in-law, Ann (Marty) Primasing and Kathy (Scott) Hogden; aunt, Carol (John Yusko) Burg-Schulteis; uncles, Dave (Debbie) Burg and Erv (Marrianne) Kanieski; special great-aunt, Bette Peck; and feline companions, Colby and Buddy. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Kara is preceded in death by her father, Jeffery Kanieski; mother-in-law, Lynn Butler; and brother-in-law, Tom Butler.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with Deacon Mark Jansen presiding. The visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations made to St. Vincent DePaul would be appreciated.

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