Kathryn M. Wagner, 87, former Cleveland resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, at the Waterford in Plymouth where she had resided for the past 4 years.
Kathryn was born May 12, 1929 in Sheboygan to Paul and Mary (nee Scheidt) Schwinn. She attended St. Dominic and St. John the Baptist grade schools, and graduated from Central High in 1947.
On October 8, 1949 she was wed to Robert Hugo Wagner at St. Wendel Church in Cleveland. He preceded her in death in 1995.
Kathryn was employed by the H.C. Prange Company as a secretary following high school graduation. Later, she became the village clerk of Cleveland, a position she held for many years. She also taught municipal clerk training classes at LTC.
She was a very active member of the community, participating in Girl Scouting, PTO, 4-H, Greater Centerville Historians, Friendly 149ers Homemakers Club, Meals on Wheels delivery, and as a volunteer at Cleveland School. Kathryn was also an active member of St. Wendel and St. Thomas the Apostle Churches. There she participated in St. Vincent de Paul, Christian Women, various committees, and was also a lector.
Volunteering was very important to her and she had a difficult time saying "no" to any request for help. When something needed to be done, she did it. Kathryn was great at multi-tasking and was comparable to the Energizer Bunny. Kathryn enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, word games, gardening, sewing, reading and baking, along with the monthly breakfast with her cousins, get-togethers with the "Prange Group", vacations and above all, family time.
Kathryn is survived by her five children: Frances (Gary Czaplewski) Vollrath of Stevens Point, Susan Wagner of Sheboygan, Richard (Lenore) Wagner of Jacksonville, FL, Alan (Shari) Wagner of Milton and Ann (Mike) Riddle of Cleveland; her seven grandchildren: Melissa (Eric Cook) Vollrath of Montreal, QC, Amy (Jim) Leu of Sun Prairie, Andrew Wagner (fiancée Tera) of Madison, Karli Wagner of Milton, Brad Riddle of Green Bay, Jonathan Wagner of Tallahasse, FL and Chelsea Riddle of Cleveland. She is further survived by four great-granddaughters: Maya and Emma of Sun Prairie and Eloise and Margaux of Montreal, her brother Paul Schwinn of Cleveland, brothers and sisters-in-law: Ralph (Jane) Wagner of Cleveland, Sandy Wagner of Plymouth, Theresa (Roger) Mayr of School Hill and Peter (Mary) Wagner of Athelstane, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents Paul and Mary Schwinn; parents-in-law Hugo and Catherine (nee Lodes) Wagner; brothers Henry (Lorraine) and Marcellus Schwinn; sister Frances Schwinn, Sister Roseann FSCC, brothers and sisters-in-law: Bernice (Eugene) Dassler, Rosemary (Jack) Walton, Edward Wagner and Catherine Wagner.
You are invited to celebrate Kathryn's life at a Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 7 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 8100 Brunner Rd. in Newton. Father David Beaudry will officiate. The family will greet friends and family at the church on Friday from 3:00-5:45pm. Burial will take place at St. Wendel Cemetery beside her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Alzheimer's Association and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staffs of Home Health Care, the Waterford (Libby's House) and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate and loving care given to our mother. A thank you also to Dr. Rieck Beiersdorf, and friends and neighbors who helped her in any way over the years.
GOD HAS YOU IN HIS KEEPING - WE HAVE YOU IN OUR HEARTS.
8100 Brunner Road
Newton, WI 53063
8100 Brunner Road
Newton, WI 53063