Caroline Emma Stilin, 88 of La Crosse, formerly of Mellen, WI passed away peacefully with family by her side at her daughter's home in Holmen. Caroline was born on August 27, 1932 in Palatine, IL to Fred and Emma (Jauch) Fleiner. After graduating high school, Caroline attended the St. Joseph College of Nursing and graduated in 1953.
On January 14, 1956 Caroline married the love of her life, Thomas Stilin, in Mellen, WI. This is where they began their family and made many wonderful memories.
She devoted her life to nursing and her family. Her children were blessed to have a mother that baked for them daily. She enjoyed camping, reading on the boat while Thomas fished, going on retreats and walks, but most of all, she loved her family. Caroline always thought of others first and continued to be a caregiver her entire life.
Caroline will be greatly missed by her children, Mary (Bob) Moravec, Cathy (Rick) Thompson, Thomas (Deb) Stilin II, Margaret Rohrer, Patti (Wayne) Runningen, and Paula (Dale) Thompson; and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas; daughter, Theresa Van Lin; grandchild, Angela Marie Runningen; brother, Fred Fleiner; and Tante Nanny.
The family would like to thank Bethany Riverside and Gundersen Health Hospice for the care they provided to Caroline.
A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers or a remembrance in Caroline's name made out to a charity of your choice. Please leave a memory of Caroline and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.