Katherine L. Sinkular, 89

Katherine L. Sinkular, (nee Goedjen), a longtime Grafton resident, was born to eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at the age of 89.

Katherine was the beloved wife of Edward J. Sinkular for over 63 years and the loving mother of Jo Waas (Peter) of Spencerport, N.Y., and Deborah (Deb) Gruenwald (Curtis) of Grafton.  She was the cherished grandmother of Justin and Brandon Waas and Jon C. Gruenwald of Port Washington. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and many beloved friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, John and Minnie, brothers and sisters and her grandson, Blaine Waas.

In later years of retirement, their permanent residence was in Sun City, Ariz., where they enjoyed their home on the golf course with a beautiful view of the Arizona sunsets along with activities relating to their extended family at church.

Being a longtime resident of the Grafton area, Katherine was active in various organizations and functions revolving around the church she was a member of and had a wide variety of interests to include nature, extensive traveling, music, theater and the arts, reading, writing poetry, playing games and even some politics. Good conversation, making special meals, entertaining or just being with family and friends were some of the joys she frequently expressed as having thoroughly enjoyed.

The four very apparent priorities in her life that were obvious at the surface throughout the years were faith, family, friends and fun. She truly loved people and had a genuine interest in them.
While residing in the Grafton area, she was employed at one time or another in the general offices of the Boston Store, Grafton State Bank and she handled the records and bookkeeping for E.J. Sinkular Construction & Design Inc.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, at Bellevue  Heights Church,  9440 W. Hutton Drive in Sun City, AZ  85351. Cards and notes may be addressed to the family in care of Bellevue Heights Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Bellevue Heights Music Ministry in memory of Katherine would be appreciated.