Karen Mae Nealon
Found her peace on Saturday, March 19, 2022, age 87. Caring and loving mother of Maureen (Charlie) Slater, Michael (Chris) Nealon, Devin Nealon, Colleen Kaspar, Beth (Bob) Duffy and Dan (Keri) Nealon. Sweet grandmother of Michael Kaspar, Kaitlyn (Dave) Bold, Laura (Justin) Court, Ashley Nealon, Andrew Duffy, Kailey Nealon, Kyle Duffy, Kassidy Nealon and MacKenzie Nealon. Proud great grandma of Sawyer Court, Vivienne Bold, Winnie Court and Griffin Bold. Loving sister of Bruce (Ruth) Ullenberg. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Preceded in death by her brother Paul Ullenberg and grandsons, Philip Slater and Bradley Nealon.
Karen was a compassionate, humble, & patient Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, & friend. She overcame life’s obstacles through her sweet and caring nature. Her proudest accomplishment was raising her six children and seeing them all graduate from college.
Karen was an avid reader. She also enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, cooking, & various hobbies including knitting, crocheting & needlepoint. She was happiest vacationing in the North Woods of Wisconsin with family.
Her passion for helping others was carried out in her jobs as a house parent at Rosalie Manor and also working with youth at the Waukesha County Detention Center. After her retirement, Karen continued her role as a caregiver by providing in-home daycare for infants & toddlers until the age of 75. In her last years she spent time relaxing at the family lake house and enjoying her growing family.
Gathering will be held at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53151, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4-5:45PM. Memorial Service at 6PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to NAMI of Southeastern Wisconsin or Hunger Task Force would be greatly appreciated.