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Karen Ann Schwenke

Karen Ann Schwenke, American community health and enterostomal therapy nurse. Registered Nurse, Wisconsin; certified enterostomal therapy nurse. Recipient Excellence in Nursing award Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center and Medical District 16, 1990; Outstanding Patient Education award Milwaukee Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1992.


  • Schwenke, Karen Ann was born on February 21, 1942 in Bangor, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Harold W. and Frances E. (Milne) Niedfeldt.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Milwaukee County General Hospital, 1963. Bachelor of science in nursing, Alverno College, Milwaukee, 1980. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1987.


    • Staff nurse, head nurse Milwaukee County Medical Complex, Milwaukee, 1963-1967. Occupational health nurse Louis Allis Company, 1974-1980. Enterostomal therapy nurse Visiting Nurse Association Milwaukee, 1980-1988.

      Clinical nurse specialist Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center, Milwaukee, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Wisconsin. Certified enterostomal therapy nurse.


    Member American Nurses Association (certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist), Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses' Society (certified E.T. nurse), Wisconsin Nurses Association (Search for Excellence award 1992).


    • Married Robert A. Schwenke, July 6, 1963. Children: Kristin, Kim.
    • father: Harold W. Niedfeldt
    • mother: Frances E. (Milne) Niedfeldt
    • spouse: Robert A. Schwenke
    • children: Kristin Schwenke
    • Kim Schwenke
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    Born February 21, 1942
    (age 75)