Karen Lee (Wilquet) Etienne, 71, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went home to her eternal father on March 8, 2021, with her loving husband at her side. She was born on March 13, 1949, to the late Harvey and Charlotte (Kitzman) Wilquet. On April 4, 1970, she married her best friend and high school sweetheart, Dennis Etienne.
Karen had a profound love for God, which in her eyes, was her first priority, then grandkids, kids and family. Karen enjoyed molding the landscapes of her yard and her gardens. She had a zest for reading from Christian authors, studying and gaining knowledge from God’s word so she could share His glory with others. She also enjoyed teaching bible studies at Anna’s House. “I am ever so grateful for my best friend, Den, for being such a wonderful husband and dad to our kids. And to all my kids, I want you to know God blessed me with beautiful kids and grandkids.”
Karen will be deeply missed by her husband, Dennis; children, Tammy Etienne, Jamie (Craig) Hesselink, Bobbi Etienne and friend Dennis, and Adam (Jacquelyn) Etienne; her grandchildren, Anthony (Victoria) Etienne, Alexis Hesselink and friend Liam, Ian Hesselink and friend Rylie, Emily and Deanna Etienne. She is further survived by her brother, Dale (Cathy) Wilquet; sisters, Darlia (Robert) Bader, and Linda (Gary) Marcusen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joyce (David) Pickering, Nancy (Joseph) Dorner, Lawrence (Barbara) Etienne and Cynthia (Orbie) Prevost.
In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Louis F. and Laura Etienne; brothers and sister-in-law, Dale, Louis J. and Janice Etienne.
Visitation will be held at Harvest Community Church, E1479 Rockledge Rd., Luxemburg, WI, on Friday, March 12, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Leach officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
Karen’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice and a special thank you to “Dar” for their compassion and care during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to help spread God’s word at Harvest Community Church.