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February 18, 2020

9/14/2017 7:28:00 AM
Carol M. Litzen

Carol M. Litzen of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. Carol was born in Mineral Point on Saturday, July 5, 1947, the daughter of Constantine L. and Marvel (Erickson) Olkowski. Carol's family moved to Rhinelander when she was 3 years old and she attended Rhinelander schools. On Aug. 29, 1966, in Rhinelander, Carol was united in marriage to Conrad Litzen. The couple moved to Merrill, living there for 19 years. In 1988 the family moved to Irma, and in 1998, they moved back to Rhinelander. Carol had been employed by Stokley's USA for 20 years as a Bucket Puller. Carol enjoyed fishing, game shows, and country music. She also enjoyed spending time with her children in the evening playing Rummy. She will be remembered for her love of animals especially her cats and her dog, Barney. She will be dearly missed by her children, Yvonne Litzen and Andrew Litzen, both of Rhinelander, and Kitty Litzen of Tomahawk. Also surviving are a sister, Elaine Ettinger of Arizona, one brother, Marshall Litzen of Madison, and a sister-in-law Patsy Olkowski. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Conrad Litzen in 1999, and by one brother, Kenneth Olkowski.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation or service. Inurnment will be at Northland Memorial Park. Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts. Everyone is welcome to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

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