Katherine Marie Crabtree
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church (1375 Covered Bridge Road) in Cedarburg for Katherine Marie Crabtree (nee Umnus) of Cedarburg. Katherine died on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 at the Sarah Chudnow Hospice in Mequon at the age of 79. The time and date of the service and visitation are pending. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.
Katherine ("Toodie") was born on March 8, 1927 in Edgar, daughter of the late Kurt and Evelyn (nee Warosh) Umnus. In 1948, she graduated from St. Maryís School of Nursing in Wausau with a registered nurse diploma. Katherine had a long and fulfilling nursing career which began at St. Lukeís Hospital in Milwaukee. She was director of nursing at Marina View Manor and retired in 1995 as a staff nurse at Bradford Terrace.
Katherine was a current member of the Cedarburg Senior Center Book Club and a past member of St. Pius X Church choir. She was an avid antiques collector and loved to display her collection at her shop "Evelynís" during the Edgar Steam Show, held annually on the farm where she was born and raised.
Katherine is survived by her children Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli (Mark Pergoli) of Mendota Heights, Minn., Jean (Pete) Kobin of Cedarburg, Paul Crabtree of Cedarburg and Ellen (Terry) Eisch of Oshkosh. She was the loving nana of Andrew, Daniel and William Kobin. She is further survived by her siblings Dorothy (the late Al) Biver of South Bend, Ind., Fred (Lois) Umnus of Abbottsford, Kurt (Bev) Umnus of Edgar and Joyce (David) Proft of Edgar.
Our heartfelt thanks to Katherineís dear friend Jim Lehmkuhl and our cousin Jody Baeseman for their loving care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Parkinsonís Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.