Kareen E. Hiller
July 11, 1944 - November 29, 2020
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Due to the current health concerns a private service for the family will be held.  However, for those not able to attend, you may view a live stream of the service on this page at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 19.

Kareen E. Hiller, of Appleton, WI passed away peacefully to eternal life on November 29, 2020 at the age of 76 surrounded by her family. She was born on July 11th, 1944 to the late John and Dorothy Barr. of Manistique, Michigan. Kareen had a very special way of welcoming everyone. She loved to travel,…

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Christopher & Ellen Barr left a message on December 14, 2020:
I am so blessed & happy that I was able to make it back to our Barr family reunion Summer of 2019. No one would ever know how important family is, until they move on to God's next chapter & journey. I do have fond memories of Aunt Kareen, visiting when I was very young, as well as when she visited California. Her laugh will be missed. And how I will always smile when i see a Hummingbird. Aunt Kareen, you are deeply loved & you will be missed. Warm embraces & tons of love from my sister (Nichole), and my wife Ellen, & I. [The West Coast Barr's].
Eric Wallace Barr left a message on December 14, 2020:
I will always remember Auntie Kareen for being my most fun and interesting great aunt. She definitely did have an absolutely wonderful laugh! I was so grateful that she came to my wedding and I remember her visits to Illinois with my Grandma Dorothy. I was shocked and I am so sad to hear the news. I pray that the tight nit family keeps all of her wonderful traditions alive. I loved this obituary. I will now always think of my Auntie Kareen when I see a hummingbird. We have two hummingbird feeders and see lots in the summer. I am so sorry I cannot attend the service in person. I will be attending virtually and I want to send my love to the Hillers and all my extended family that will be there. Rest in peace Auntie Kareen, the Barr's in Aurora, Illinois love you. God Bless, Eric Barr
Dennis Carrell left a message on December 12, 2020:
She was my best friend and my WIFE Its really hard to write this and not have a tear come to eyes she was the only friend I really had she took made something of my my life. and never ask for anything just my love. and a ride to the casino once in awhile. I could on forever but sure everybody want to listen cARRY ON MY LOVELY WIFE .GODSPEED HONEY AND ILL SEE ON THE OTHER SIDE. ANGEL REALLY MISSES YOU 11111
Patti oconnor left a message on December 12, 2020:
We will miss you always, Love Patti,Kevin Austin and shy
Michael j Barr left a message on December 12, 2020:
. I will pray Kareens eternal blessings. Kareen spent so much time in our household during my adolescence and mid teen years essentially become a sister to me. During those years she was so full of life and mischief. She always had that little side glance, that to me suggested it was OK to question and break some rules. I get that from her. There were many things and unique friends she introduced me to. One colorful moment comes to mind. When I was 12 or 13 living in Manitowoc one boring afternoon she took me for a walk to meet a new boy friend Dick Hiller at a club called the Ratskeller. It was in the basement of the old Opera house. Filled with kids smoking cigarettes’ , drinking coffee and listening to beatniks' reading poetry. She was very, very close to my mom and always called her Mom. After my Dads death, she became a “helicopter” to everything my mom did. Always calling me and reporting on her. Our phone calls were often quite long with me mostly just listening to her stories. Always ending with me promising to get to the bottom of her concerns. I will miss her big heart and her perspective on life.
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Jay Jay left a message on December 12, 2020:
Not only my grandma but my best friend I've ever had..
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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