Karen A. Lindner

BRIGGSVILLE  -- Karen A. Lindner, age 66, of Briggsville, formerly of Boulder City, was re-united in heaven with her parents on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg.

Karen was born on June 14, 1943 in Portage, Wisconsin, the daughter of George Lawrence and Eva (Greenwold) Lindner.  She graduated in 1961 from Oxford High School, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Edgewood College in 1989.  Karen received a Masters of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis in 2003.  She currently worked as a Registered Nurse Case Manager for Care Wisconsin in Portage.  Prior to this, Karen worked for Adams Health and Human Services, was a School Nurse for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, and for Columbia County Health and Human Services in Portage.  She enjoyed flower gardening, endless home decorating, and received great joy from her family, her three Sheltie dogs and two cats.  

She is survived by her loving companion of 24 years, Steve W. Jenkins, Briggsville;  five children, Krishun (Olaf) Stanton, Boulder City, NV, Damon (Pricilla) Driscoll, Marshall, Derek (Cindy) Driscoll, Oxford, Natasha (Mike) Sever, Oxford, and Bridget (Tim) O’Neill, Boulder City, NV;  her brother, Greg L. (Penny) Lindner, Baraboo;  her grandchildren, Calandra, Karina and Gunnar Stanton, Hannah, Abigail and Bailey Driscoll, Zakarias, Noah and Olivia Driscoll, Taylor, Brandon, Camron and Evelyn Sever, Ariel and Madison O’Neill;  her ex-husband and father of her children, Ken Driscoll, Oxford;  two nephews, Jason (Gina) Lindner, Briggsville and Travis Lindner, Oxford;  her foster daughter, Vickie Zeller, San Diego, CA;  great nieces and nephew, other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Briggsville United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Briggsville Protestant Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church. 

A memorial fund has been established in Karen’s name.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)