Catherine Kautza, of Aniwa was called into the arms of the angels on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was 91 years old. She was born on May 13, 1926, in Antigo, a daughter of the late of Leo and Anna (Kuhr) Lenzner. She married Clifford Kautza on October 29, 1947, at St. John Catholic Church, Antigo. He preceded her in death on January 1, 1993.
She enjoyed being a clerk at Kautza's Grocery Store in Aniwa and working in the meat department at Copps in Antigo. She was a foster grandparent for the Unified School District of Antigo.
Catherine was a member at St. Boniface Catholic Parish in Aniwa and the St. Monica Christian Mothers Society. She had a deep and abiding faith in God. She left a lasting legacy in the love she shared with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Her hobbies included crafts, reading and baking. She enjoyed her time at the Homme Home, especially the time she had with her sister.
Survivors include seven children, Mary Jo (Duane) Ninnemann of Aniwa and their children Nick, Samantha, Crystal and Jim; Patricia (Dick) Ottman of Chisago City, Minn. and their children Carey (Brian) Everson and Jon (Danielle); Georgine Kautza of Kaukauna; Kristine Fahrbach of Kaukauna; Bernadette (Michael) Pawelczyk of Hortonville and their children Katie and Adam; daughter-in-law, Kathy Kautza, and children Matt (Sarah) and Dan (Amanda); Peter Kautza of Colorado Springs, CO and children, Kitrina and Mitchell; Mark (Debbie) Kautza of Antigo and their children, Ben (Kristen), Chris (Stacy) and Alex (Kale); Anna (Dean) Schardt of McKinney, Texas and their children Brian (Jessica) and Tyler (Caroline). She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Kautza; a great-granddaughter, Evvy Kautza; sisters, June Resch, Lorraine Resch and Mabel Noskowiak; and brothers, Walter "Bill", Richard "Dick", Roy, Robert and Ralph.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann and Rev. Tony Ibekwe concelebrating. Burial will take place in St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home and Wednesday, March 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. A parish wake service will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
A special thank you to the staff at the Homme Home for the wonderful care they provided.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Homme Home, 604 S. Webb St. Wittenberg, WI 54499.
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My sympathies to all who were blessed by the life of Aunt Catherine, we will miss her. She was the face of Jesus we are suppose to see in each other. She always had a smile and was full of laughter. She was always happy to see us no matter the circumstances. Now she is with Jesus in Heaven. These are the things I remember each time I think of Aunt Catherine, and oh one more, the wonderful mouth watering apple pies she made. What a great cook!
Sorry I will not be there for the funeral we are in Florida.
Judy and Jerry Kautza
Cousins, I know exactly how you feel right now. What are we going to do without our Moms? They loved each other so much, and I'm confident Catherine passed away from a broken heart. I was blessed to have her in my life. She was so sweet and kind. I'm praying for each of you that all the memories you have in your hearts will be of comfort and blessing encouragement in the tough days ahead. God's blessings and comfort to each of you -- I love you all!
My sympathy, prayers and hugs to all of my cousins and families on the loss of dear Aunt Catherine. She was such a sweetheart. I will forever cherish seeing the joy she and my Mom (Lorraine) shared in each others company during their years together at Homme. God Bless them both as they join the rest of their families who have gone before them in Heaven.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Catherine...we worked together in the meat shop wrapping all those packages together and talking about many things...what a kind lady and I sure many will miss her dearly...my deep sympathy to Catherine's family
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember her from our days at Copps. I worked in the bakery. She was always such a sweet lady.
I feel such a deep sense of sadness upon hearing this news. Aunt Catherine was such a lovely lady. Mom & I used to have such a nice time with her when I came home. We inevitably ended up at the Dixie Lunch at least once a visit. Mom had pancakes or eggs with bacon and Aunt Catherine always had biscuits and gravy. Lots of fond memories over the years. Trust that Kautza generation is all up there now celebrating Dad's 102 birthday today. Love to all of you. Hard to believe we are now officially the oldest of the Henry and Josephine Kautza family. We ave been blessed to have been part of such a great family.
So very sorry to hear of Catherine's passing. A beautiful and wonderful lady. All my sympathy and prayers to the entire Kautza family. Judy Diedrich
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