Victoria Lynn (Traff) Karels
September 30, 1947 ~ October 13, 2022
Victoria Lynn (Traff) Karels, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded
by family, on October 13, 2022, at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester, MN. Victoria was born September 30, 1947, in LaCrosse, WI, to
Everett C. and Phyllis R. (Vodraska) Traff. She graduated from Caledonia
High School in 1965. Victoria married George J. Karels on June 14, 1969. They later divorced. She graduated from Winona Area Technical Institute in 1973 for Cosmetology .
She also graduated from MN Vocational Technical in 1981 as a Certified Nursing Assistant Victoria took great pride as a CNA and had very caring hands and heart.
She worked at LaCrescent Nursing Home and Bethany
Riverside. She also worked at Trane Co. and Inland Printing.
Victoria enjoyed crocheting, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
She was a big Minnesota Vikings Fan. Her greatest love was spending time with
family and she was very proud of being the oldest of 10 siblings.
She is survived by her children, Janelle (Dennis) Liebe of Plover, WI,
and Kraig Karels of Lodi, WI; grandchildren, Makayla (Drew) Nolli of
Vancouver, WA, Noah and Braedyn Liebe of Plover, WI, and Laini, Stella
and Rowena Karels of Lodi, WI; siblings, Jennifer Traff, Jerome
(Jill) Traff, Tony Traff, Kimberly (Steve) Kruckow, Tina (Steve) Serres,
Stephanie (Dave) Adams, Tom Traff, and Andy Traff; and several nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Kenneth Traff.
Funeral services will be at 11 am, Saturday, November 5, at Zion
Evangelical Church, Brownsville. Pastor Raymond Anderson will officiate
and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to
11 am before the service at the church, Saturday.
Victoria’s family wishes to thank Cottagewood and Promedica for the great care she received.
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