Kathryn ‘K.T.’ Thater

Sept. 28, 1933 - July 20, 2009


Kathryn “K.T.” Thater of Waukesha died Monday, July 20, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 75.

K.T. was born in Hermann, Mo., on Sept. 28, 1933, the daughter of Alvin and Hilda Berend. She was a devout member of St. William Catholic Church for 50 years, a faithful supporter of St. Vincent DePaul Society and was a former member of Christian Mothers.

She was an extraordinary knitter and crocheter, supplying hats, scarves and hanging kitchen towels to many. K.T. was a secretary at Ritepoint Corp., where she met the love of her life, Roy. She was offered a job with the FBI in Washington, D.C., but chose love and family over her career. K.T. and Roy bowled in couples leagues for many years. She was a loyal supporter of her children’s and grandchildren’s sports teams, most recently the Waukesha Northstar baseball team. 

K.T. will be sadly missed by her husband of 57 years, Roy; son, Randy (Sherry) Thater of Waukesha; daughter, Connie (Karl) Csedo of Waukesha; grandchildren, Ryan, Rusty, Kyla and Brad; great-grandchildren, Renee, Lillia and River; brothers-in-law, Bob (Mary Alice) Thater and Lee (Lois) Thater; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Scherer and Margaret Thater. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Horace and Randall. 

Visitation for K.T. will be held from 4 p.m. Friday, July 24, until the 7 p.m. memorial Mass at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Jason Lavann will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to St. William Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. William Catholic Church Conference (address above), or the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-planning Service is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com