LA FARGE/NEENAH, Wis. — Karen A Heinz, 73, of La Farge, formally of Neenah passed away peacefully Aug. 2, 2017, surrounded by family at Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua.

Karen was born Dec. 6, 1943, to John and Marie (Parsons) Wolk in Chicago. At age two her mother married Earl Kubinski, whom Karen considered her father.

Karen’s favorite pastime was spending time with family. Her pride and joys were her 11 grandchildren, Sean Stieg, Erik Stieg, Jordan Mueller, Heather Dumond, Devin Heinz, Austin Mueller, Ian Smith, Myrya Mueller, Anna Robinson, Nolan Vincent and Victoria Vincent; and one great-grandson, Fletcher Walsicak. Karen also enjoy playing cards and doing crafts.

She is survived by her daughters, Wendy (Charles) Anderson of La Farge, Michelle (Joshua) Vincent of Oshkosh, Wis.; stepdaughter, Carmen Heinz of Omro, Wis.; stepsons, Jeremy Heinz of Oshkosh and Patrick Heinz of Beaver Dam, Wis.; uncle, Paul (Laquita) Parsons of Ohio; her dear cousin, Mary Lou Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vernon E Heinz Jr.; mother, Marie V. Krueger; beloved aunt, Ruth J. Kaye; son, Scott A. Smith; and daughter, Dawn M. Robinson; grandparents, Dale and Vivian Parsons.

Family will have a graveside ceremony in Neenah, at St. John’s Cemetery, date yet to be determined.

Family is being assisted by Coulee Region Group.