Carolyn Anne Emmer, 75

Carolyn Anne (nee Hass) Emmer, 75, was born into eternal life Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Carol was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 12, 1942, the daughter of (the late) Louis and Adeline (nee Blechinger) Hass.

She married the love of her life, Harold (Chuck) Emmer, in Milwaukee on Sept. 2, 1961, and was the daughter-in-law of (the late) Aloys and Viola (nee Arnold) Emmer. Carol was the loving mother of daughters Jeannette (David) Schwarz of Slinger and Laura Cleminson of York, Maine; proud grandmother of Evan (Michelle), Jaclyn, and Steven Schwarz and Regan Cleminson; and a devoted great-grandmother of Maya and Gordon Schwarz.

In addition to her husband of 55 years, daughters and grandchildren, Carol is survived by her brothers, Robert (Marjorie) Hass of Phoenix, and David (Judith) Hass of Chatfield, Minnesota, and sisters-in-law, Marion Lackas of Hartford and Arleen Tennessen Setser of Georgetown, Texas. She is further survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Her devotion to family was equally matched by her devotion to God. Carol was very proud of answering to the call of being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for the Sick and Homebound for the St. Frances Cabrini Church in West Bend.

Carol was a wonderful artist who put her creativity into everything she did. With great love, she shared her imagination in many ways; ranging from the beautiful and delicious meals she prepared, to the table, which she took great pleasure in setting for family and friends. We all knew this was the reason why she cooked — so she could collect elegant place-settings and prepare a stunning table. Other creative gifts included her portraits she sketched over the decades, to her award winning cross-stitch designs, to curating a beautiful and welcoming home, of which, it was no secret, you could eat off of her floors.

She was a beacon of light to those who knew her and to strangers she met along the way. A dedicated wife and an inspiration to her children and grandchildren, she lived a life of joy and gratitude. Her love she gave unconditionally, her loyalty awe inspiring. Her smile was given freely and her laughter infectious. Animals adored her. She was passionate about family and believed everyone has a story worth telling. And yes, we will miss ALL of her stories, even the ones we’ve heard a thousand times.

A Memorial Mass for Carol will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger) with the Rev. Rick Stoffel officiating.

The Emmer family will greet relatives and friends at the church Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Carol’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.