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Born: May 10, 1942

Place of Birth: Keshena, WI

Death: February 26, 2013

Place of Death: Shawano, WI

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Swedberg Funeral Home Inc. Shawano Location
Shawano, WI

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Karen A. Waukau

    May 10, 1942  -  February 26, 2013

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Karen A. Waukau

Karen A. Waukau, age 70 of Shawano, formerly of Neopit, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Shawano Medical Center. Born on May 10, 1942 in Keshena, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Mary Jane (White) Cox. On July 14, 1962 she was united in marriage to Wayne R. Waukau at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit. Wayne preceded her in death on December 26, 1991. Karen worked as a loan officer for the Menominee Indian Tribe for 40 years and was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. In her free time she loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed listening to music and playing bingo.

Karen is survived by: 2 sons, Wayne “Swede” (Robin) Waukau, Jr. of Keshena, Jeremy Waukau of Viroqua; 3 grandchildren, Brian, Justin, Kimberly; a great-grandson, Cash; 8 siblings, Dianna Waukau of Neopit, Sharon Quinney of Shawano, William “Bill” Cox of Keshena, Walter (Roberta) Cox of Neopit, Debbie Cox of Keshena, Jana Kenote of Keshena, Doug (Jean) Cox of Keshena; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by: her husband, Wayne; her parents; a sister, Faye; a brother-n-law, Roger; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine “Suz”.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. David McElroy O Praem officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Friday from 2-8pm and on Saturday from 9am until the procession leaves for the church at 10:30am. A Parish Wake service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7pm.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Culhane and the staff at the Menominee Tribal Clinic and the nurses at the Shawano Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Karen. Also, a very special thank you Karen’s sister, Sharon Quinney for always being there.