Catherine "Katie" J. Bienlein

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Catherine "Katie" J. Bienlein (nee Meer) at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North (1375 Covered Bridge Road) in Cedarburg. Katie died on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Joann Lasch, in Shawano. She was 91 years old. Visitation will be held on Monday at the church, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., prior to the Mass. A private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Katie was born on Feb. 27, 1917 in Janesville, daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (nee Schuerings) Meer. She married Milton Bienlein on May 28, 1938.

Katie, a lifelong resident of the Cedarburg-Grafton area, was an employee of Doerr Electric. She had worked as a supervisor until her retirement in 1981. Katie was an avid card and bingo player. She crocheted enough afghans and dishcloths to keep her family supplied for years to come.

Katie is survived by her daughters, Judy (Lou) Morales and Joann (Nap) Lasch; grandchildren, Rob (Robin) Mourey, Susan (Bill) Lukas, Amy (David Kobs) Lasch, Kate Lasch and Megan Lasch; great-grandchildren, Brenna Mourey, Jessa Mourey, Molly Favour and Sam Favour; and brother, Franz (Lorraine) Meer. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and special friends.

Katie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Milton; and nine brothers and sisters.

Special thanks to the Shawano Hospice for their personal care and concern. For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shawano Hospice are appreciated.