May 29, 1955 — September 18, 2022


   SPARTA - Karin Hoying, 67, of Sparta, died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Serenity House, in Tomah. She was born on May 29, 1955, to Mathias and Helga (Scheider) Ruenz, in Augsburg, Germany.

   Karin moved to the Midwest as a child, but grew up in Hayward, California. She met Lawrence while traveling. He was stationed in Germany at the time. They married on December 23, 1976. They lived throughout the US, while he continued to serve. When he retired from the Army in 1995, they settled in Sparta. She enjoyed both traveling and shopping.

   Karin is survived by her children, Kristine Hoying of Sparta, and Timothy Hoying of La Crosse; parents, Mathias and Helga Ruenz of Hayward, CA; brothers, Marvin (Debbie) Ruenz of Jacksonville, FL, and Eric (Jennifer) Ruenz of Fremont, CA.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence.

   A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 AM, on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Sparta, with Father Eric Berns officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Sparta.

   Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com

   Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation