Carol J. Kobus, 82, Green Bay, Wis., passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Woodside Senior Communities after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born Oct. 29, 1938, to the late Carl and Cecelia (Wiedemier) Schwartz in Porterfield, Wis., where she grew up on a dairy farm.
Carol was the first member of her family to graduate high school in Marinette with the class of 1957. After some secondary education, she moved and worked on the east coast for a couple of years before returning to Wisconsin. Carol married Henry Kobus on Aug. 5, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Crivitz, Wis. She was an active member of St. Agnes Parish where she volunteered and cooked for the grade school and funeral dinners while she was being the best mother to her children. After her children graduated from St. Agnes, she worked as a cook at the Brown County Mental Health Center until her Parkinson’s disease forced her to retire from her job. She will be forever by remembered by her family and friends for her laugh; smile; sense of humor; her friendship; love of playing cards; her wild blueberry pies and “Carol’s Buns” and putting up with her husband’s love of hunting and fishing.
Surviving are her three children: Faith (Don) Murray, Kurt (Lisa) and Tom (Lynn), all of Green Bay; four grandchildren: Julie, Rachel, Bryce and Brooke; one sister-in-law, Ella Patz; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; infant daughter, Lori Lee; two brothers: Loren and Don; and two sisters: Dorothy and Marilyn.
Family services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. Guests will be required to wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com, or cards may be sent to Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54303 to the attention of Carol Kobus’ family and they will be forwarded. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family recommends a contribution to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Parkinson’s Research Foundation. A special thank you is extended to the staff, residents, and volunteers at Woodside and Unity Hospice for their companionship and care.
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