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.