Albany/Monticello - Caroline Mae (Broughton) Malkow, age 81, of Monticello/Albany, passed away from her battle with cancer on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 surrounded by her family at home. She was born on July 10, 1938 in Albany, WI to the late Coburn and Rose (Lederman) Broughton.
She was a graduate of the Smiley country school, she continued her high schooling at Albany, but decided to return to the family farm prior to graduation. Soon after she met her husband Nelson Malkow. The two married September 17, 1960. They later bought the Malkow family farm from Nelson’s father, Deylile a few years later. Together they built a lovely life. They milked cows, raised steers, hogs, sheep, chickens and farmed the land. The couple later had two children, Laurie and Thomas.
Although Carol battled with rheumatoid arthritis for years, she never let it hold her down. To many she as known as the queen of the kitchen and did everything she could to remain active. Her warm heart welcomed many into her home and charmed them with her sassy personality. Never letting anyone leave without a smile nor an empty stomach. She enjoyed visiting with friends, sister days, playing bingo or a hand of euchre. Stories of her strength as a young lady still are told in Albany and many men would probably still be afraid to challenge her to an arm wrestling match. She shared a special bond with her one and only granddaughter, Marley. Carol was overjoyed to be able to watch Marley receive her Bachelor’s Degree last weekend and was looking forward to celebrating 60 years of marriage with Nelson next fall.
Carol is survived by her husband, Nelson Malkow of Monticello; her children Laurie Malkow of Monticello and Thomas (Marcia) Malkow of Monticello; a granddaughter, Marley Malkow of Monticello; a brother, Coburn “Corky” (Marj) Broughton of Brodhead and two sisters, Linda (Glen) Malkow of Monticello and June Klossner of Rockford. Carol also had several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends she adored.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Coburn and Rose (Ledermen) Broughton; siblings, Walter Broughton, Susan Prein, Harland “Buzz” Broughton, Maryanne Christenson and a nephew, Jeffrey Malkow.
Funeral services will be held at the Albany Lions Club, 402 N. Cincinnati Street, Albany WI on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM. A visitation will also be held at the Albany Lions Club from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Burial will conclude at the GAP cemetery.
The DL Newcomer Funeral Home is assisting the family. 608-897-2484
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