Kara Elizabeth Widel

Apr 15, 1988 - Apr 29, 2022

Kara Elizabeth Widel

April 15, 1988 - April 29, 2022


Kara E. Widel, 34, of Maquoketa, Iowa, fell asleep and woke up in the arms of Jesus after a courageous fight with cancer. Her ashes will travel near and far with family and friends. A celebration will be held at a later date.

Kara Elizabeth Widel was born on April 15, 1988, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Richard and Beth (Podhaski) Widel.

Her greatest accomplishment in life was August 24, 2020, when she gave birth to her pride and joy, Lakyn CarolAnn. After years and years of joking about the "8027 reasons she is NEVER HAVING CHILDREN". Kara took classes at multiple colleges as she joked about being a professional college student. She earned a bachelor's degree in Communications. Kara loved being a social worker and advocate for the children at Families First and Scott County Department of Human Services.

Those left to honor her memory and will miss her dearly include her Fiancé Joe Taets, Daughter Lakyn, bonus children E and Jameson; Fur baby Mavis; Parents, Dick and Beth Widel; Brother and Sister-In-Law, Kyle and Amanda Widel; Adored nephews, Keaton, Kohen, Kaison and Korbin Widel: maternal grandparents Jeff and Carole Podhaski; as well as several cherished aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a college memorial fund has been established for Kara's daughter Lakyn.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

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