Karen Dolores Rankel (nee. Goetz) of Sussex, age 67 passed away at Froedtert Hospital on August 4, 2019. Karen enjoyed life to the fullest and loved spending time with her family. She was born November 26, 1951 to John and Dolores H. Goetz (nee. Karl). Karen graduated Pius XI High School in 1969. She eventually became a Licensed practical nurse and found her calling in helping others.
She is survived by 2 sons, Matthew (Magdalena) Rankel, Stanley Rankel, and her 2 daughters Amie Schneider, Anna Marie Greff, Brothers, John (Lois) Goetz Jr, Robert (Maryjoy) Goetz and Tim (Terri) Goetz; Grandchildren Dylan, Vinnie, Tyler, John, Christian, and Matilda. She was a proud aunt to Christopher, Patrick, Lauren, Liz, Adam, Ira, and many more. Karen was preceded in death by her parents John and Dolores Goetz, brother Thomas, and her husband Vern Rankel.
Visitation will be held Saturday August 10, 2019 at St Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Dr, Hartland from 10 AM until a Memorial Mass at 11 AM. Following a short burial service, all family and guests are invited to attend a reception at Maxim’s 18025 W. Capital Dr. Brookfield.
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