Carol Ann Kronn left the physical world in the early morning of March 27th, 2023, she was born in Milwaukee WI in 1942 to Arthur Paré and Ruth Geyer Paré. When Carol was only a few months old, her dad decided to find a new location for his business, one that would make his wife happy and where he could raise his 5 children. He moved them to Colorado, Montana, Utah and finally back to northern Wisconsin and then finally Columbus WI. She had moved 8 times before she started her journey of life and moved a total of 35 times in 80 years; of which she built or designed 8 homes. If Carol wasn’t packing or unpacking, she loved to garden, play the piano, cook, read, and do puzzles.
Today Carol is survived by her 2 daughters; Cheri (Jeff) Snyder and Teri (Eric) Ward and 4 Stepchildren: Scott (Nancy) Kronn, Kim (Pat) McGookey, Kathy Schroeder, Kelly (Steve) Fawcett, 16 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her one brother Kurt Pare of Fountain Hills AZ and a daughter in Law Darleen (John) Liska. Carol is preceded in death by her husband; Melvyn “MAK” Kronn. Parents; Arthur Paré and Ruth Geyer Paré, Stepson; Rick Kronn, Sister; Virgina Oestreich and Brother; George Paré
Carol Graduated from Columbus High School, which she loved and received many awards. She then attended UW Whitewater for 2 years. Carol spent her first part of adulthood as a Women’s Wear Buyer for a Madison merchant. Four years later, she purchased Wisconsin’s oldest and largest retail clothing chain. During this time, she worked in New York, California, and Chicago for one week of every month. With the remaining three weeks, she spent visiting her 12 stores in Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
Carol met MAK (Melvyn Allan Kronn) and his 5 wonderful children and then they wed in 1989. Carol and MAK loved to travel to place like Europe, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, and many cruises. They often boated on the Mississippi River and sailed on the coast of Main. Carol also loved fishing and her highlight was catching a ‘club recorded’ sail fish.
Carol and MAK’s greatest of all adventures was when they owned and operated 600 Wisconsin acres where they raised llamas, red deer, elk, Scottish Highland Cattle and Fainting goats. Carol became very active in marketing the llamas and developing tools for ranchers and for potential llama owners to use. Due to her rare llama expertise and knowledge, she was asked, and frequently agreed, to speak all over the United States. At their Ranch, Rancho Amorio, they always enjoyed entertaining people who came from Chili, New Zealand and from all over the United States. If they weren’t busy at the ranch in Tomah WI, you could always find them at a llama show or sale in Oklahoma, Reno, or some nearby State.
When Carol finally decided to retire. She and MAK lived in Sun Prairie and Deforest for some years, MAK passed away in 2016 and Carol moved to Lake Wisconsin to live near her daughters’ and grandchildren’s families. She later moved into Home Again (Waunakee WI) where she found joy in having her family being close, and who would all visit often.
The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice for their kindness and care over the last few months to make Carol and the family comfortable in her final days.
Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am at Cress funeral home, 5785 Co Rd Q, Waunakee WI 53597 on Friday April 28th, 2023. A visitation will be held prior to the celebration at 10:00am.
Flowers can be purchased through Sweet Pea Floral of Waunakee:
608-850-9303 or http://www.sweetpeawaunakee.com/
Winn-Cress Funeral Home