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June 1, 2020

5/12/2020 7:29:00 AM
Carol A. Panko

Carole A. Panko, age 77 of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 5, 2020 with her husband and family at her side and under the care of Ascension St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.

Carole was born in Leicester, England on Dec. 28, 1942, the daughter of Fred Cecil and Doris Mae (Tilley) Measham. She was united in marriage to Edward John Panko on Nov. 20, 1965.

She enjoyed listening to the music of Elton John, watching English movies, making bouquets of flowers, and playing an occasional slot machine. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved by many wonderful friends.

Carole will be dearly missed by her husband of 54 years, Edward; five children; Julie (Chris) Wilson, Michelle Panko, Ann Marie Angell, Angie Paddock and Jonathan (Lindsey) Panko. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Belinda Ann Panko, grandson Zachary Dean Paddock, sister Hilary Joy Garcia and parents, Fred and Doris (Tilley) Measham.

The visitation and the Mass of Christian Burial was held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Interment was at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, 715-365-4343. You are invited to leave an online condolence at

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