Karol L. Chaves, 71, of Elk Mound, WI passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Eau Claire.
Karol was born on December 21, 1947 to Kenneth and Ione (Goss) Lanphere in Eau Claire, WI. She received bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Police Science and worked as an LPN from 1977 until retiring in 2010. Karol adored spending time with her family, especially at get togethers and holiday gatherings. She enjoyed singing and loved to listen to country music. She was an avid card player and always made sure to watch her favorite TV shows; MASH, Golden Girls, and various gameshows.
Karol is survived by her husband of 40 years, Juan Carlos Chaves; her children: Rick (Stephanie) LaRock, Lori (Andy) Hewitt, and Tony (Michelle Brassfield) LaRock; grandchildren: Heather (Stephen) Allen, Jocelyn (Tony) Stanton, Matthew LaRock, Derek LaRock, Elizabeth Fleming, Tessa Dutton, Sami Dutton, Blake Patneaude-LaRock, Noah Sobottka, and Jenna LaRock; great grandchildren, Kayliegh Stanton and Shawn Allen; Brothers, Jim (Vicky) Lanphere, John (Deb) Lanphere, Daryl Lanphere; and sister-in-law, Christi Lanphere; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Ken Lanphere and Ione Bosher; brother, Dale Lanphere; and sisters-in-law, Julie Lanphere and Cheryl Lanphere.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastor Aaron Hamilton officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at church on Saturday. Burial will take place at a later date at the Union Cemetery in Cleghorn. Family and friends may leave condolences online at www.smithfuneralec.com.