Carol A. Villarreal, 74 of Dousman, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at AngelsGrace Hospice Inpatient Center of Oconomowoc.
Carol was born on October 10, 1945 in Waunakee, WI the only daughter of Robert and Alice (Story) Richards. Growing up with 3 brothers, Carol held her own against the boys. She attended Waunakee High School and graduated in the mid 1960’s. On May 3, 1986, she married Antonio Villarreal at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Jefferson. The couple enjoyed 21 years or marriage until his death in 2005. Carol and Tony owned Tony’s Tap in Jefferson for 13 years. Carol had a heart for others. She was a talented and willing caregiver. She took wonderful care of her family and any person needing help. The family remembers dinner with strangers happening regularly and Carol even opened her home to folks needing a place to stay. Her children apricate her willingness to put others before herself and they will cherish her memory.
She is survived by: her children Debbie (Dennis Szymanski) Smith of Dousman, Robert (Jamie) Bredlow of Watertown, Randy (Corina) Bredlow of Elkhorn, Jon (Rosemary) Villarreal of Madison, Cali (Sherry) Villarreal of Milwaukee, and Isabella Turner of Fort Atkinson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Michael (Lorna) Richards and Thomas (Kathy) Richards. Carol is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Larry Richards.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00PM on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson with Rev. Gary Tillman of St. John’s Lutheran of Ashippun presiding. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Carol will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery following the funeral.
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