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Karen Ann Minett

October 23, 1940 November 27, 2018
Karen Ann Minett
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Obituary for Karen Ann Minett

Karen Ann (Miller) Minett passed away peacefully surrounded by her children November 27, 2018, in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Karen was born October 23rd, 1940, to Lloyd and Mildred Miller. She grew up with her three sisters in Viroqua, Wisconsin, where her parents ran Miller’s Café. She talked often of spending time with her Grandma Storer and playing on the farm in Brush Hollow. After high school, Karen married Walter Kent Minett and moved to the farm and farming life she loved in Richland County, near Viola. Karen and Kent were dairy farmers until 1996, when they sold their cows.

Both Karen and Kent loved art. In their later years, Karen stayed up late nights after chores to help Kent paint his carvings. Karen also made baskets, and she soon became renowned for her beautiful basket work. An avid history buff, Karen worked a number of years for the US Census Bureau. Karen loved perennials, word games and board games, genealogy, puzzles, Judge Judy, and most of all her family, her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandson.

Karen is survived by son David (Sheila) Minett, daughters Terry (Tim) Little, and Amy Minett- (Rocky) Fortun; grandchildren Stephanie (Kevin) Krenz, Gail (David) Fruen, Lauren Little (fiancé Jeff Zakoski), and Robert Little; great-grandson Jannik Krenz; sisters Janette Vance and Ann (Don) Scott; sisters-in-law Karen (Russell) Peterson and Lynn Minett; and nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kent Minett; her parents, Lloyd and Mildred Miller; her sister, Patricia Vikemyr; her niece, Stacy Streeton; and her nephew, Eric Vance.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Brookdale Senior Living and Memory Care as well as Allay Home and Hospice. Donations may be made in Karen’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel in Richland Center. Burial will follow in the Fancy Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:30 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Friday

30

Nov

10:00 AM 11/30/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/30/2018 11:30:00 AM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Service

Friday

30

Nov

11:30 AM 11/30/2018 11:30:00 AM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fancy Creek Final Resting Place

Gillingham, WI

Gillingham WI
United States
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