Catherine D. Hawig

Catherine D. Hawig, 92, of the town of Wayne, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in St. Kilian, the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna M. (Peter) Felix, and on Sept. 12, 1939, she was united in marriage to Edward J. Hawig at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian. Her husband preceded her on May 13, 2008.

The couple farmed in the town of Wayne for many years. Catherine was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum and always enjoyed a good game of sheepshead. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who knew her.

Survivors include five children, RoseMary (Ray) Ruplinger and Patricia Hawig both of the town of Wayne, Kathleen (Karl) Kannenberg of West Bend, Gerald Hawig and Jim (Kathy) Hawig both of the town of Wayne; a sister-in-law, Verna Herriges of West Bend; 16 grandchildren, Fran (Doreen) Ruplinger, Ed (Mary) Ruplinger, Andy (Rose) Ruplinger, Tony (Joan) Ruplinger, Gina (Roger) Duley, Brian (Deb) Ruplinger, Pat (Shelly) Ruplinger, Mike (Mitchele) Ruplinger, Steve (Connie) Kannenberg, Tom Kannenberg, Jeff (Alyson) Kannenberg, Mark Kannenberg, Joe Hawig (special friend, Naomi "Anda" Klemp), Jeremy Hawig (fiancˇe, Lindsey Repinski), Joshua Hawig and Jonathan Hawig; 31 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Catherine was preceded by a great-granddaughter, Sarah Ruplinger; five brothers, Kilian (her twin brother), John (Verona), Frank (Helen), Leo (Lydia) and Alphonse Felix; four sisters, Elizabeth Felix, Mary (Norbert) Heiting, Rose Felix and Anna (Gilbert) Reindl.

A Mass of Christian burial for Catherine will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Fr. Mark Jones and Fr. Elroy Pesch, O.F.M. Cap., will concelebrate.

Burial will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Catherine’s arrangements.

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The family of Catherine expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Heartland Hospice, Comfort Keepers and Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center for the tender care provided to Catherine.