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Karen Rose Silbernagel




AGE: 78

ADDRESS: Rib Lake Health Services, Rib Lake, WI 54470

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Monday, January 21 at Rib Lake Health Services, Rib Lake, WI where she had resided since May of 2017.

INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake in the spring of 2019 

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 12, 1940 at Medford, WI

EDUCATION: She attended elementary schools in Gary, IN and Chicago, IL, attended high schools in Ontario, Canada and Rib Lake High School where she graduated in 1958.

MARRIAGE: previously married and later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After graduating high school, she moved to Michigan near her brother and an Aunt and Uncle and worked at various places including Montgomery Ward and the National Bank of Jackson. In 1972, she and her family moved back to Rib Lake where they owned/operated the Chalet Motel and she also worked at the Rib Lake bank. She later resided in Maryland, Delaware, and Arizona for periods of time. While in Delaware, she worked as an Activity Therapist at the State of Delaware's Stockley Center for adults with physical disabilities until retirement. In retirement, she was a snowbird in Arizona during the winters and lived in Wisconsin the rest of the year. Later on, she moved permanently back to Rib Lake to be near family. All throughout her life, she enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, nature, traveling, bingo and the slots, all the while enjoying good times with family and friends.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son - Bill (Kimberly) Maes of Cedar Rapids, IA
2 Grandchildren - William Maes of Philadelphia, PA & Samantha Maes of Green Bay

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Michael M. Maes

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Shirley Olson of Rib Lake & Darlene (Glenn) Mathias of Rib Lake


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – William Silbernagel

DECEASED FATHER: William E. Silbernagel


DECEASED MOTHER: Marie (Schmidt) Silbernagel

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces and nephews


-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com 


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