Karen E. Nornberg

Karen E. Nornberg

Karen E. Nornberg

Karen E. Nornberg, a resident, most recently, of Adams, WI, died May 12, 2017 following a long battle with COPD at the home of her daughter Gina Nornberg.

A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday 20, 2017 at Roseberry’s Funeral home. Father Joseph Redfern will officiate. Visitation will be at Roseberry’s on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Karen was born September 17, 1938 in Eldorado (Fond du Lac County), WI to Harold and Caroline (Winters) Marcoe. She graduated from Goodrich (Fond Du Lac) High School in 1957. Additionally, she graduated from Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture in 1958. On May 30, 1959, she married Jimmy Nornberg in North Fond du Lac, WI. Karen spent the majority of her working years as a Beautician/Hair Stylist at various locations in Wisconsin. She also spent some years as a CNA at Villa Pines in Friendship, WI and some years a Resident Care Technician at ODC in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

In retirement, she and Jimmy summered in Northern Wisconsin by Lake Tomahawk and spent winters in Kove Estates in Osteen, FL. Following Jimmy’s passing, Karen returned to Northern Wisconsin by St. Germain, WI.

Karen was proud of 40 plus years of sobriety due to her strong beliefs in A.A. She enjoyed reading books and was always found with at least one book if not two. She was an avid pet owner of many pets over the years and left her yellow lab “Jackie” and her tabby cat “Katy Kittie” in the trusted care of her daughter Gina.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Caroline Marcoe. Her brother, Vilas Marcoe. Her sisters, Cordia Johnson and Camilla Bukowski. And her beloved husband Jimmy Nornberg.

Karen is survived by daughter Gina Nornberg of Adams, WI; daughter Angie (Sheldon) Hiller of Antigo, WI; granddaughter Jessica (Mike) Little of Virginia Beach, VA; grandson Matt (Nicole) Giessel of Montello, WI; granddaughter Misty (Roy) Hiller of Deland, WI; granddaughter Tiffany Hiller of Wausau, WI; four great-grandsons: Roman of Deland, WI; Jaxson of Virginia Beach, VA; Danny and Kaiden of Wausau, WI; three great-granddaughters: Olivyah of Deland, WI; Alexis of Virginia Beach, VA; Alcia of Wausau, WI. And a special mention of niece Mari Kay Leisen of Deltona, FL., who was more than a niece to Karen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to her family.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for on-line condolences and further information.

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  1. Brenda (Elliott) Chamberlain says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss Gina.

  2. Pat (Reuterskiold) Robinson says:

    Gina so sorry foyour loss my prayers n thoughts r with you n your familly………may she rest in peace

  3. Al G says:

    Gina peace be with you and your loved ones. Us boys will see you Sat from retreat. Carol and I are praying for you all.

  4. Coral Klein Smith says:

    Our sympathy to you Gina and Angie, Matt and Jess. You are in our thoughts.

  5. Wendy Collins says:

    So sorry for your loss Gina…your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Chuck & Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    Angie, Gina and families, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Carla Jefferson says:

    Gina and Angie, your Mom was always so kind and generous when we were kids. She was warm and had a great sense of humor.
    My condolences on your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

  8. Marge (Birkholz) Rahberger says:

    I have a lot of great memories of your Mom and missed a lot of good years after we married and moved away. I’ll be sending you a book of memories from our brief time. Hope you enjoy them as much as I and our other two roommates, Clare and Donna did.

  9. Sue (Davis) Anderson says:

    Angie, Gina and Families, so sorry for the loss of your Mom.

  10. Robert Schwarz family says:

    Gina and family,
    Our sympathy and sorrow for your loss. Prayers for you and love from your new pets.

  11. Deborah (Hiller) Antoniak says:

    To the family my condolences to you; Many years ago your MOM took me under her wing and took me to my first AA meeting and watch over me for my first year of Sobriety, for this I count her as a blessing every day I have been clean and sober. It was a very difficult year for both of us. but she stayed by me. I know she is looking down laughing that I am still difficult. Then she left to go on with what she wanted for her own life, time passed and we lost touch but each conversation after we picked up were we left off. From her I learned to not be restricted because of my addictions live my life on my terms and never return to the life that almost took it. FOR THIS I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL !! I am sorry I will not be there Saturday, but in my heart and mind I will be ♥ Also she was closer to 50 than forty years clean and sober ♥

  12. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    Gina so sorry to hear of your mothers passing! Our thoughts are with you at this time!

  13. Robert Schwarz family says:

    Gina and Family, So very sorry for your loss. One is never prepared for such happenings. Stay strong and love your new pets along with good memories in your heart. Life is always changing and this is another new stage in your life. Hugs and Love to you all :).

  14. Stacey Hamman says:

    Gina & Angie, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Hold on to the memories and be thankful she is at peace. My thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

  15. Joseph Rykiel says:

    Gina, Our Sympathy to You , in the loss of Your Mom. You will continue to Be in Our Prayers . Love You . Jeanne & Joe

  16. Cyndi Craddock says:

    Gina and Angie, I’m so sorry about your mom! I remember her being so nice to me when we would visit you guys. Thinking of you and your families.

  17. Lindsay stallcup says:

    So sorry for ur loss aunt angie n family

  18. Lindsay stallcup says:

    Im so sorry aunt angie n family ur in my prayers.

  19. Karen Murphy (Rank) says:

    Gina and Angie
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard losing your last parent. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I had no idea your mom had over 40 yrs sober. That is awesome

  20. Sue Moede says:

    Gina our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom.

  21. Laurie Waite(Anderson) says:

    Gina and Angie, so sorry to hear about your mom. I know its hard now but sometime down the line, you guys will only remember the good times. Until then my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Pam Parks says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  23. Valerie Mecklenurg-Holland says:

    So very sorry for your loss…never ready to lose a mom…hugs & prayers

  24. marge brown says:

    Sorry to hear about your Mom Gina!!! She can now rest easy!

  25. Ann Pourchot says:

    Gina I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. Deb Bourke says:

    Gina, Angie and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom. Hugs to you all!!

  27. Larry and Roberta McFarlane says:

    Gina, sorry for the loss of your mom.

  28. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for your families loss