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Carol J. Derks

April 22, 1944 — January 3, 2023

Appleton

Carol J. Derks (Urban), age 78, passed away on January 3, 2023.  She was born on April 22, 1944 in Ashland, Wisconsin to Erna and Michael Urban.

Carol was always artistic.  Later in life she began seriously painting in watercolors and other mediums.  She taught art classes and workshops in the Appleton area.  She had a lifelong love and commitment to animals and had many dogs, cats, and birds as pets.  Carol was outgoing, friendly, and could be quite the chatterbox.

Carol was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband, Daniel Derks, her high school sweetheart. They married in 1968 and spent 37 years together.  She also was preceded in death by both of her parents and her sister, Nancy Sternhagen.

Carol is survived by her children, Kevin Urban (Becky) and Kacy Hansen (Henry); grandchildren Kendra, Bryce, and Tyler Urban; sister Kathleen Hibbs (Roger); nephew Aaron Hibbs; brother Michael Urban (Lori); nephew Adam; and dear friends Sue Bergeron, Rose Kramer, and Bill Bright.

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