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Adeline L. Karels, 96
Adeline L. Karels, age 96, of Winsted, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.

She was born March 4, 1913, in Victoria, the daughter of William and Kathryn “Kate” Hesse Specken.

Adeline and Herman A. Karels were joined in holy marriage Nov. 20, 1934, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne. God blessed their marriage with a daughter, Lorraine.

Adeline and Herman engaged in dairy farming for many years.

A faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Adeline also belonged to the St. Anne’s Society.

Adeline loved children. She enjoyed canning, baking, cooking, and embroidering.

She is survived by her loving grandchildren: Karen Wraspir and special friend Russell, Marilyn (Jeff) Smith, Jim (Carol) Mickolichek, Sue (Dan) Comstock, Jerry Mickolichek, Kris (Jamie) Olson, Tammy (Mark) Kottke, and Paula Hanson and special friend Steve; 24 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; her son-in-law’s wife, Karen Mickolichek; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Adeline was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herman A. Karels; loving daughter, Lorraine K. Mickolichek; son-in-law Tom Mickolichek; her parents; and 10 siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Hesse was the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 10 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with recitation of the rosary at 4 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were Tye and Tanner Olson.

Casket bearers were Jesse Wraspir, Tom Issendorf, Brent Mickolichek, Jeremy Mickolichek, Tyler Mickolichek, Blake Mickolichek, and Lee Ford.

Arrangements were by the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.