Vivien Annette Kamrowski passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014. She was born July 8, 1941, to Milton and Ella (Van Riper) Johnson. She graduated from Holmen High School in 1959 and then married Sylvester Kamrowski later that year on September 7. They raised their family together in Tamarack, Wisconsin, and Vivien made many friends while working at various businesses over the years, including J.C. Penney, Kresge’s lunch counter, several cafes in Arcadia, and the Galesville Bakery. She ultimately retired from TRW in Winona after working there 22 years. Vivien was a very outgoing and caring person. Sitting in a waiting room was never considered a waste of time for her; it was simply another opportunity to meet new people. She passed on many of her hobbies to her children, including reading, crocheting, baking, making lefse, and the thrill of finding a good bargain. Her generous spirit brightened the lives of many and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children: Donna Kamrowski, Diane (James Killian) Johnson, Jo Ann Alvarez, Carol (Jeff) Hilleshiem, Jill (Jeremy) Quandt, and Chuck (Sara) Kamrowski; her grandchildren: Gregory (Sharon Risler), Asia, and Katie Johnson, Mathias Risler, Novalyn, Sage and Willow Alvarez, Emma and Ella Hilleshiem, Addy and Aiden Quandt, and Chance, Chyncia, Chayton and Chase Kamrowski; her great-grandchildren: Marcelina, Alex, Sophia, and Elizaveta; her siblings: LeRoy (Myrtle) Johnson, Dave (Deb) Johnson, and Marilyn (Bill) Dick; brothers-in-law Joseph and Albert (Myra) Kamrowski; sister-in-law, Pearl Ann Morton; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She will be welcomed into heaven by loving family members, including her parents, parents- in-law, Stanley and Catherine Kamrowski, grandson, Eldon Kamrowski, brother, Adolph Johnson, and nephew, Billy Dick.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N20555 CTH G, Pine Creek Wis. Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk will officiate, with burial to be held in the church cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of the Mass Wednesday at the church.
When my time
Comes to leave
I want you to know I believe
That love goes on
And it never dies
When I’m gone I will give
You a sign
Johnsmith, “I Will Fly”
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