Sister Karolina was born in Ulmbach, Germany on March 23, 1938. She entered with the Dominican Sisters of Oakford in Neustadt am Main in 1959. She trained as a nurse and worked as a surgical nurse for ten years at the Mariankrankenhaus in Floersheim. When the Oakford Sisters responded to the call of the Church in Latin America in 1974, Sister Karolina was one of four founding Sisters sent to the Province of Misiones in Argentina. She ministered there for 30 years among the poor. She came to the US in 2004 when the mission was closed, and worked in pastoral ministry in La Quinta, San Leandro, and Sunnyvale, California. She became a US citizen in 2011. She enjoyed gardening and singing; she also gave herself in jail ministry and restorative justice. She came to St. Martin’s Care Center at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in 2018. She died on April 11, 2023 after an extended illness.