Karen Ann McCafferty Zimny
Karen Ann McCafferty Zimny entered paradise on February 29th2020. Her brave battle with Alzheimer’s was over and she became whole again in heaven. Karen was born to Doris and Samuel McCafferty on March 15, 1946 in Madison, WI. She was the youngest of their three daughters. She graduated from Madison East High School and received her nursing degree. She began a career of helping others.
In 1965 she married Dennis Beck and they had two daughters together, Michelle Beck and Jamie Beck. She later married her husband of 40 years, Robert A. Zimny. They enjoyed gardening and traveling together. Karen spent most of her life living in Mukwonago, WI. She was an Industrial Nurse for many years at Waukesha Engine.
She loved helping others. Karen was a faithful, loyal Christian. She loved the Lord with her whole heart and understood the power of prayer. She loved attending church, bible studies, and never missed doing her daily devotionals. She volunteered for several years in the church nursery. Karen was an amazing artist; her paintings are now our treasures. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, antiquing, and many other activities. She had a huge group of friends and she loved spending time with each and every one of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.
She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Beck and Jamie Beck of La Crosse, WI; her three step-children, Karen (Brad) Czebotar, Mary (Jeff) Brott, and Robert (Wendy) Zimny. She was the proud Nana of Jeff (Rebekah), Jesse (Jeremy), Taylor (Chelsea), Valerie, Alex (Colleen), Cole, Trey (McKenzie), Sam (Megan), and Doris Lu; great-grandchildren Jordyn, Alessandra, Isabelle, Ava, Anna, Bailey, Chloe, Daisy, Amaya, Willow, Violet, and Charlie.
A celebration of life will be held on March 14th, 2020 at 11:00am at the United Methodist Church in Onalaska, WI. Lunch will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Alzheimer’s society. Please pray for a cure.