Venita A. Karcz

Venita “Vee” A. Karcz, 77 of Bowler, died on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg surrounded by her family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Vee was born on June 28, 1941, in Marble, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Walter and Linda (Tuorila) Piekkola. On Nov. 30, 1957, Vee was united in marriage to Donald Karcz in Marble, Minnesota. He survives.

Vee was an Air Force wife, which meant living in all parts of the U.S. and world for over 20 years.

The couple owned Karcz Home Sales in Aniwa for 35 years as well as Melody Mill in Aniwa. For the past 25 years, they owned and operated V’s Star Campsite in Bowler.

Vee loved to travel and was a people person. She helped many people throughout her life. She was an excellent cook and loved to do so.

Vee was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. The family invites all those attending to wear apparel representing the teams she loved.

Vee is survived by her husband, Donald, of Bowler; and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Donna (Tom Lex) Karcz, of Bowler, and her children, Joey (Keleigh) Baretincic and their children, Anna and Jackson; and Andrea (Chris) Morzinski and their children Clara and Clayton; Cindy (Jerry) Geiss, of Merrill, and her children, Stephan Miller and Alex (Kim) Miller; Rodney (Shelly) Karcz, of Birnamwood, and their children, Matthew Karcz and his son, Jayden; and Adam (Kaylin) Karcz, the late Gary Karcz’s daughter, Amanda (fiancé Mark Hein) Likewise and her son, Donaven; Mike (Connie) Karcz, of Birnamwood, and their daughter Jennifer Quinn Hegewald and her children, Kaden and Kennlie and Bonnie (Bradley) Resch of Birnamwood and their children, Brooks, Braydin, Brogan and Braxton Resch. She is also survived by her siblings, Carolyn Bernu, of New York Mills, Minnesota, Nancy Satterfield, of Nashville, Tennessee, Gerald “Sonny” (Judy) Piekkola, of Twin Lakes, Minnesota, and Janice Putnam, of Becker, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Vee was preceded in death by her son, Gary; parents; a brother, Dennis Piekkola; a sister, Delores Chenevert; and a son-in-law, Gordy Miller.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. The Rev. Charles Hoffmann will officiate. Interment will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Aniwa. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church.

The family would like to invite anyone that was a friend of Vee’s to V’s Star Campsite, N9126 County Road D, Bowler, on Saturday at 1 p.m. for a gathering to celebrate Vee’s life.