Catherine ‘Katy’ Beischel

May 11, 1929 - Sept. 19, 2007

Catherine "Katy" Beischel, 78, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at her residence.

Katy was born May 11, 1929, in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Dr. Edgar and Loanna Norris. Katy was a natural athlete from very early on, enjoyed traveling and the outdoors. First and foremost, her love and devotion for family and friends was what mattered most. Her infectious smile and sense of humor will be etched in our minds forever.

Katy will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard (Dick) Beischel of Palmyra; her children, Christine (Daniel) Facciotti of Davis, Calif., Terry (Eunjoo) Beischel of St. Charles, Ill., Jeff (Debbie) Beischel of Whitefish Bay and Susan Beischel of Upper Nyak, N.Y.; grandchildren, Marc (Elizabeth), Katy (Greg), Michelle, Tiffany, Kristin, Kaela and Andrew; and great-grandchildren, Sean and Matthew. Katy is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Katy was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Norris and her sister, Marguerite.

The funeral service will be held Saturday Sept. 22, 2007 at 1 p.m. at The United Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Karen Klatt officiating. Visitation will be Saturday the 22nd from 10 a.m. until the time of service also at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Rainbow Hospice Inc.

Katy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Shirley and to all the caregivers for their loving care.

Mealy’s Funeral Service, Palmyra, 495-2127, is serving the family.