Obit: Rindy, Karen (1973 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rindy, Krall, Haas, Bojar, Ottinger, Bliskey, Steinbach, Henke

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 8/21/2013

Rindy, Karen (31 July 1973 - 12 August 2013)

Karen Rindy, 40, passed away at her Colfax home surrounded by family on Monday, August 12, 2013. She was born on July 31, 1973, to Vernon and Corinne (Krall) Haas, in Cadott, WI. Karen graduated from Cadott high School in 1991, and went on to earn a B.S. Degree in elementary Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1995. She student taught and then worked in sales. On September 21, 1999, she married the love of her life, Chad Rindy, in Madison, where they resided until moving to Colfax two years ago. In 2001, Karen gave birth to their son, Zachary, who will enter sixth grade this fall. She was a stay-at-home mom who was a gentle, loving mother.

For the past two years, Karen bravely fought a courageous battle with cancer. She did so with grace and an upbeat spirit - an attitude that prevailed through her final days with her devoted husband and son at her side.

Karen will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her kindness, a contagious positive spirit, intuitiveness, intellect, and for her pleasantness in the face of adversity. She found enjoyment and peace when playing with children, creating art, going for walks, and talking with family and friends.

Karen is survived by her husband, Chad; son, Zachary; her parents: Vernon and Corinne Haas, of Cadott; sister, Dr. Angela (Haas) Bojar, brother-in-law, Jeffrey Bojar, and their daughter, Hilary Bojar, of Boulder, Colorado; brother-in-law, Troy Rindy, of Oconomowoc, and his former wife, Sharon Rindy, and their children, Joshua, Christopher and Nicole Rindy, of Waunakee; brother-in-law, Ryan Rindy, and his wife, Jody, and their children, Grace, Jensen, Ella and Jameson, of McFarland; Chad’s step-sister, Krista Ottinger and her husband, Scott Ottinger (who is Karen’s cousin), and their children, Courtney, Brianna; Andrea Will, Rachel, Emily and Sarah, of Colfax. Karen is also survived by her father-in-law, Lennis Rindy, and his wife, Pattie Rindy, of Colfax; and her mother-in-law, Dorothy (Rindy) Bliskey, and her husband, Brian Bliskey, of Fond du Lac.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: John and Frieda (Steinbach) Krall; grandparents: Bernard and Lucy (Henke) Haas; and Karen’s nephew, Luke Ryan Rindy, who died at birth.

Visitation took place at the Colfax Lutheran Church, 601 River Street in Colfax, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, followed by the funeral service at 4 p.m. A private burial service took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Colfax on Saturday, August 17, 2013.

A charitable memorial fund has been established in honor of Karen’s life and can be sent to Karen Rindy Memorial, E9610 945th Ave., Colfax, WI 54730

Sampson Funeral home in Colfax served her family. To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at



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