Karol Van Zwalenburg, of Kuau, Maui, passed away June 27, 2012, at home, under hospice care, and attended by family and friends.
Services will be held at Grace Church in Pukalani at 4:00 PM on Monday, July 9th. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Karol was born May 18, 1961, in Wailuku, to Paul Reyer and Jay Van Zwalenburg. She was preceded in death by her beloved father in 1996.
She is survived by her mother Jay Van Zwalenburg; son Keoni Reyer Van Zwalenburg; sister Kim Van Zwalenburg (Jim Counihan) and brother Paul Van Zwalenburg (Marnie Foust), as well as an extensive hanai family that included members of her church and other friends.
Karol's fighting spirit allowed her to outlast her cancer long enough to see her son, Keoni, graduate from high school this May. She will be missed.
Should friends desire, donations may be made in care of Grace Church to continue the sponsorship of the child that Karol and Keoni support through World Vision.