In life, Connie Boelter always had a smile on her face.
Her brutal murder shocked the small city of Appleton in November 2006.
A local Appleton newspaper, The Post Crescent, named Connie "Mother of the Year" in 1992.
It was in this home that Dawn Gunderson found her mother, Connie, beaten to death on Nov. 15, 2006.
Appleton Police detectives tell AMW that Connie died from blunt force trauma.
Connie loved nothing more than spending time with her family.
When she wasn't enjoying quality family time, 56-year-old Connie Boelter liked baking, mending and patchwork quilting.
Connie's family took her to New York City in 2005 to celebrate Mother's Day.