Carol Jean Popanz, age 82, died on May 8, 2022 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe.

She was born in Brodhead to the late Charles and Violet (Bratzke) Schuman.

She worked for many years as the hostess for the Village Inn in Footville, prior to her retirement.

She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, knitting and fishing.  She also enjoyed watching the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers and gathering with friends at the river.

She is survived by her two sons, Randy (Laurie) Sommerfeldt and Harold (Kathy) Peetoom II; five grandchildren, Aaron (Kaitlin) Bevars, Bradley Bevars, Braydon Sommerfeldt, Violet Peetoom and Sophie Peetoom; four great grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden, Colton and Adelyn; three brothers, Bill (Cassie) Schuman, Phillip (Sharon) Schuman and Bruce (LeAnne) Schuman and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was further preceded in death by a daughter, Janelle Bevars in 2017, a brother, Roger (Marcy) Schuman and a special friend, Harry Schultz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home, 1105 E. 9th Avenue in Brodhead, from 4 to 6 p.m.