Karoline L. Nee, age 66, of Richland Center, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in La Crosse. She was born on December 24, 1953, in Richland Center, WI, the daughter of John Anthony Sr. and Florence Neomi (Brandt) Nee. In 2003, Karoline moved to Ft. Wayne, IN. There she was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Concordia Deaconess Conference and was proud of serving in that capacity. Karoline was employed as a tax preparer for H & R Block, Liberty Tax, and Jackson Hewitt over the years. After moving back to Richland Center, she was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church.
Karoline had a lifelong love of learning and reading, and she enjoyed helping others. She showed this in many ways throughout her life. She was always ready to help family members with homework or typing; she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville; she served as a Sunday School teacher and Deaconess in the LCMS; and even in her tax preparation work, helping others navigate the tax system was a part of the job she found very satisfying. For fun, Karoline enjoyed reading westerns and science fiction books, playing cards, gardening and working on crossword puzzles and word finds.
She is survived by her daughter, Katharine C. Nee of Minneapolis, MN; brothers and sisters: John A. Jr. (Amy) Nee, Linda N. Nee, Peter A. Nee, all of Madison, and Faith E. Nee of Richland Center; nephew, Jack Nee of Madison; niece, Elizabeth Nee Flynn ( Chris ) of Minneapolis, MN; special niece, Cyndara Foust of Richland Center; aunts and uncles: Lucille (John) Roediger of Howards Grove, Joanne Brandt of Reedsburg, Beverly Nee of Richland Center, and Jeri Kennah of WY.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stillborn son, Alan; sisters: Ruth L. and Paula A. Nee; and uncle, Rudy Brandt.
Funeral services for Karoline Nee will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, with Pastor Tim Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, rural Hillpoint. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg. The family request that masks are worn at the visitation and the funeral. A limited quantity will be available for both. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Memorials may be sent to the funeral home in Karoline's name to Farber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 305, Reedsburg, WI 53959. The service will be livestreamed and available through a link on Karoline’s obituary at farberfuneralhome.com.
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