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Kathleen D Karkula

July 2, 1944 — January 19, 2023

Kathleen D. “Kathy” Karkula, age 78, passed away unexpectedly at Ascension Mercy Medical Center on Thursday, January 19, 2023. She was born to the late Russell and Margaret (Pommerening) Ruddy on July 2, 1944, in Oshkosh. Kathy married Craig Karkula on June 12, 1965, in Oshkosh. She worked as the Director of Human Resources at Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

Kathy loved to spend her time reading and watching movies. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors tending her garden. But most of all Kathy loved to be around loved ones, whether it was hitting the slot machines and having lunch with her friends or treating her family to a homemade dinner. Kathy always brought positivity and warmth to everybody.


Kathy is survived by her son Todd (Amy) Karkula; grandsons, Justin (Katherine) and Tyler Karkula; brother, Craig (Nancy) Ruddy; and (Jerry Ruddy, wife of Owen)


In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Craig; brothers, Owen, Merle (Carol), DeWayne, and James Ruddy; sisters, Germaine (John) Kloiber and Ellen (George) Faust.


A memorial service for Kathy will be held at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes Westside (100 Lake Pointe Dr., Oshkosh) on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 4 PM. A time of visitation will be held from 2 PM until the time of service. A private burial will take place at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Oshkosh Kids Foundation.


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Thursday, February 2, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

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100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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