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Carol J. Jennerjohn

July 17, 1938 — March 11, 2022

Carol Jean Jennerjohn, age 83, of Oshkosh, WI passed away with her son and daughter by her side holding her hands at Parkview Health Center on Friday, March 11, 2022. 

Carol was born to the late Herman and Esther (Salzsieder) Cornell on July 17, 1938 in Oshkosh, WI. Carol joined this world with her loving twin Karen, who claims to be the oldest twin, only because Carol didn't have enough room and pushed her out. The twins joined their older brother Robert on Frankfort St. where their father owned Miles Company Florists for many years. 

Carol attended Washington Elementary School where she and her twin Karen became life-long friends with Barbara, Jackie, Nancy, and Karen. Carol graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1956. Once "The Group" reached high school they added Judy and Emily to their fun. They remained friends for life meeting for lunch, shopping, playing dominoes and taking trips to Door County as long as their health permitted.  

After high school Carol worked at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in Appleton. She married Reginald Jennerjohn at Peace Lutheran Church on March 7, 1964, then moved to Madison, WI, where in 1965 Baby Jody was born. After returning to Oshkosh a few years later son Randy joined what was then a perfect family of four. 

Carol was a homemaker throughout her children's childhood. Once they were older she became a Prange-Way employee where she was a sales associate from the day it opened, until the day it closed. While fighting breast cancer and enduring chemotherapy, Carol was proud of the fact that she never missed a day of work. 

Carol and Reg celebrated their 58th anniversary just four short days before her passing. During their 58 years together they actively participated in Winnebagoland Barbershop Chorus activities, and the Oshkosh North Booster Club. They loved the many trips they took with their children during their youth, and enjoyed being snowbirds in Arizona for many years. Carol was a life-long member of Peace Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. 

The best part of Carol's life was by far her grandkids. Carol treasured every moment she spent with Nick, Libby, Madeline and Isaiah. Carol & Reg tried to attend every sporting event and dance recital they could. They enjoyed countless football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, Lacrosse games and gymnastic meets to support their grandchildren. She was known as Grandma J by Nick and Libby, and Nonny by Madeline and Isaiah. Her amazing gift of being "Christmas Carol" made the holiday season come alive for her grandkids. She loved them to the moon and back and they loved her more. 

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Esther Cornell, her brother Robert, nephew Jeffrey Cornell, her loving in-laws Leo and Gert Jennerjohn who thought the world of her and many aunts and uncles. 

Carol is survived by her husband of 58 years, Reginald Jennerjohn, daughter Jody (Joe) Borgardt, son Randy (Sarah Pflasterer) Jennerjohn, grandchildren Nick Borgardt, Libby (Cody) Kruger, Madeline Pflasterer-Jennerjohn and Isaiah Pflasterer-Jennerjohn. She is also survived by her best friend and sunshine, Twin Karen (Al) Neubauer, nieces Tori, Wendy, and Kim who she loved like her own daughters, sister-in-law Marilyn Cornell and nephews and niece Timothy, Tom, Sue and Steve. 

Visitation for Carol Jennerjohn will be held from Noon until 2pm on Friday, March 18th at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside, 100 Lake Pointe Dr. A service will immediately follow at 2:00. The family will proceed to Lake View Memorial Park for internment. A celebration of Carol's life will be held from 3:30-5:30 at LaSure's Banquet Hall. Please come and share stories of Carol's wonderful life and help us celebrate her joining of family and friends in Heaven.  

A memorial for Peace Lutheran Church is being established in her name. Our family would like to thank the loving nurses and CNA's at Parkview Health Center who took such wonderful care of our wife and mom during her last few weeks. We would also like to thank the Green Lake School District and the Waunakee Community School District for understanding our need to be with our mother during this time.  

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I'll miss you until we meet again.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, March 18, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 18, 2022

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Burial

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