Carol J. Blader, age 69, of Wautoma, passed away peacefully, Sept. 1, at Crossroad Care Center of Crystal River in Waupaca.

She was born August 25, 1949 in Portage, the daughter of Maurice and Elnora J. (Rook) Bursack.  She married Richard Blader on April 24, 1981 at the Wesleyan Church in Pardeeville.

Carol was a loving lady that enjoyed talking with people and sharing her love of the Lord.  Carol was employed at American Family in Madison prior to marrying the love of her life. Carol’s love for children was evident in her many years of providing a childcare center that she ran out of her home.  She was a member of the Waushara Community Church in Wautoma.

She is survived by her husband, Richard step children, Bill (Mary) Blader, Muskego,  Debbie (Kevin) Hentges, St. George, UT., Dwight (Risa) Blader, Clover, SC, Carmel Blader, Stevens Point; eight step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren; her siblings, Kay (George) Abbott, Independence, MO, David (Peggy) Bursack, Stoughton,  Mary Matthews, Milton, Norman Bursack, Hawaii, Gary Bursack, Portage. Carol is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

To assist Richard in attending Carol’s memorial service Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel at Crossroads Care Center of Crystal River, Waupaca.  Carol will be laid to rest in the Dakota Cemetery, Town of Dakota, Waushara County.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the chapel.

Stahl Funeral Services of Wautoma is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit to share your condolences with Carol’s family.