Karen Jean (Mullen) BilickiSeptember 1, 1949 ~ December 15, 2017 (age 68)
Karen Jean Elizabeth Bilicki, 68, lifelong resident of Winona, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at Winona Health surrounded by her family. Karen was born on September 1, 1949 to Cyril and Jeanette (Frye) Mullen.
On September 9, 1967 she married Joseph John Bilicki, Jr. (Joey) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Karen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Her brothers and sisters remember her love of the outdoors, going ice skating and swimming. She always enjoyed the company of family and friends. As the oldest of so many, she was much like a second mother to them. Her passions were the music of Elvis and anything Elvis. An avid crafter, baker and cook. She was brilliant with a sewing machine and knitting needles. All the family gathering and picnics were most enjoyed by Karen. Forever giving in life and in death she lives on in each and every person who had the privilege to receive her selflessness.
She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Joey; children Andrew (Cassandra) and their children George and Robert; Dulcy (James) Capehart and their children Andrea, Courtney, and Leland; Dennis (Desiree) and child Aaron; Jaime Bilicki and her children Anthony, Dylan, Jacob, Isaac, and Emma; Julie Bilicki and her children Levi, Paige, and Mason. Brothers William (Kristi) Mullen, David Mullen, Scott (Laurie) Hilgers; sisters Susan (Michael) Pronschinske, Catherine Groth, Tamara (Lucky) Beltz, Linda (Christopher Foster) Lockwood, Kimberly (Manuel) Castillo; and many more relatives and friends.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Tanya, brother Dennis Mullen and sister Kathleen Mullen.