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Carol Jean Schabo, age 71, of Center Valley, passed away, Thursday afternoon, Jan 18, 2018, at ThedaCare, Appleton, due to recent illness. She was born Carol Jean Weihing on July 20, 1946, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to parents Marvin and Laura (Harp) Weihing. Carol married Clark Schabo May 11, 1968, and their marriage was blessed by two children, Lorie and Kevin. In addition to her over 40 years of work with Schabo Printing, a printing business she co-owned with her husband, Carol was employed over the years at Sammy’s Pizza, Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent Financial), Valley Bank (later M & I Bank), Valley Trust, Progress in Paper Recycling, Doshi Associates, NORC, and RTI. She was an avid baker and cook, and did a great deal of sewing, crafting, and canning, preserving the vegetables and fruit from their enormous home garden. Carol enjoyed camping, reading, and was a talented artist, primarily working in colored pencil and pastel. She shared this talent especially with her son, Kevin. Carol was an incredibly devoted mother raising her children, and her time with her grandchildren, in later years, brought her joy.
She will be sadly missed by her family -- her husband, Clark; her children, Lorie (Thomas) Grabowski and Kevin (Anjie) Schabo; her grandchildren, Emma and Abby Grabowski, and Evan and McKenna Schabo; and cousin, through marriage, Wally Osterlund. Carol has one brother, Wayne Weihing, living in Ketchikan, Alaska; his children are Susan (Don) Demers, Yvonne Ripley, and Chris (Franny) Weihing. She also has brothers- and sisters-in-law, Judy (Schabo) and Leo Riehl and Mark and Bev (Brown) Schabo, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Laura (Harp) Weihing, her father- and mother-in-law, Harry and Bernice (Kolberg) Schabo, her cousin and close friend, Betty (Green) Osterlund, and special friends Judy Schlintz and Sandy Kasten.
Visitation for Carol will be held at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 829 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI on Monday, January 22, 9:00 - 10:45a.m., with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. the Rev. Philip Hunter officiating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Appleton, WI. A memorial fund has been established.