Kimberly K. Hawker

Kimberly Karol Hawker, 56, died on April 14, 2017 at her home in Appleton. She was born May 8, 1960 to Lavern and Verna (Koelker) Hawker in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Throughout her life, Kimberly worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Outside of work she was a bit of an artist with a flair for painting and drawing; she also enjoyed collecting antiques.

Kimberly was very devoted to her children and they know she would have done anything for them. She always made Brandon and Liz aware that she was extremely proud of them and she raised her son and daughter to be independent and self-reliant. Kimberly’s devotion and admiration extended to her granddaughter, Kayleigh. Kimberly loved her deeply and her face lit up whenever she spoke of her grandchild.

Kimberly is survived by her children: Elizabeth “Liz” Poehlein (special friend, Russ Hoelzel), and Brandon (Krysta) Poehlein; her mother, Verna Hawker; and her granddaughter, Kayleigh Hoelzel.

Kimberly was preceded in death by her father, Lavern Hawker, and her sister, Debra Renaud.

A memorial service will be held from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W Main St.) in Chilton on Thursday, April 20, 2017.