Katherine E. Westfall

Katherine E. Westfall, 83, Merrill, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Katherine was born March 9, 1928 in Athens (town of Bern), daughter of the late Rudolph and Helen (Weiler) Schreiner. She married Gordon Westfall on June 28, 1947 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. He preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2002.
Gordon and Katie owned and operated Westfall’s Bar for 48 years. They also farmed and she worked at the Fromm Brothers. Katie enjoyed gardening, canning, shooting pool, fishing, going to the cottage up north, going to the fair and the opportunity to travel with her daughters on the “all girls” trips. Katie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, that always put others first. She was a mother-in-law everyone would wish for and someone you could admire. Her family provided her with great joy and she provided them with a blessing of never ending love. She will be missed by all.
Katie is survived by son John (Jean) Westfall, Marathon; daughters, Judy (Richard) Ashbrenner, Merrill, Gerri (Larry) Natzke, Eau Claire, Carol (James) Berndt, Merrill, Irene (David) Mroczenski, Marathon, and LuAnn (Mark) Schneider, Hamburg; grandchildren, Cheryl (Frank) Lencz, Richie (Julia) Ashbrenner, Joseph (Ajay) Westfall, Nicole (David) Kornesczuk, Chris (Sunshine) Berndt, Thomas (Laura) Westfall, Matt (Amanda) Mroczenski, Jeff Natzke, Deanna (fiance’ Chris Chapman) Mroczenski, Melissa (Joe) Pregler, Brittney Schneider and Brooke Schneider; great grandchildren, Ashley Raddatz, Stephen Lencz, Kennedy Berndt, Braeden Lencz, Caroline Mroczenski, Amber Kornesczuk, Lydia Ashbrenner, Brianna Lencz, Isabel Mroczenski, Liberty Berndt, Jordan Pregler, Maria Ashbrenner, Chayce Westfall, John Mroczenski and Alayna Lencz; brothers, Frank (Iris) Schreiner, Clarence (Dottie) Schreiner and Andy (Lolly) Schreier; and sisters, Marie Hein, Ceil (Warren) Bartelt and Gloria (Steve) Brodziski.
The funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 5, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. The Very Reverend Charles Hiebl presided. Burial is in the Calvary Cemetery, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church, Merrill.
Online condolences at www.petersonkraemer.com.

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