She was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Greenwood, Wis.
Caroline graduated from Greenwood High School in 1959. She was an avid bingo and cribbage player. Caroline enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, and her flower garden.
She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching their sporting events at Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge High Schools and Hanna Beardsley Middle School.
Caroline is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas, whom she married Aug. 12, 1961.
She is also survived by her children; Sheri (Matthew) Turk, James Annen, Jill Annen, Scott (Tracey) Annen, and Stacey Annen, and grandchildren; Joshua and Benjamin Turk, Bradley, Jennifer, Luke, Jessica, Olivia, and Paige Annen.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Annen, parents Gerald and Anna Denk, brother Allen Denk, and sister Rosemary (Denk) Barr.
Memorial visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to JouneyCare Hospice Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.