Kathryn Landrath, 98

On Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, God called home his loving faithful servant Kathryn Barbara Landrath (nee Lochen), 98, of West Bend. Her final weeks were spent at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac, surrounded by family.

Kathryn was born on Nov. 15, 1913 to the late James, Sr. and Mary (nee Bauman) Lochen in West Bend and spent her childhood growing up in Athens and Wausau. She married William F. Landrath on Feb. 11, 1935 in Wausau. She lovingly cared for him at home after he had several strokes, until the time of his death on July 17, 1987.

Kathryn helped her husband Bill with his landscaping business, Landrath Landscaping of Barton, up until the time of his strokes. Additionally, she worked at West Bend Company, retiring in 1982 after 26 years of service. She then went on to work at Technologies Plus until the age of 83.

She tended to a beautiful yard and garden and attended her "little church in Barton," St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church into her early 90s. As a member of the parish, she volunteered in as many ways as possible and attended Mass on a regular basis. She was visited regularly and discussed her faith with two dear friends, Dan Schroeder and Dennis Crass. She shared words of wisdom, Godís love and would lend a helping had to all she met.

Kathryn was a loving mother and a shining example of her faith. She will be deeply missed by her six children: Barbara Ann Trevalle of Breckenridge, Texas, Kathleen (Gilbert) Carlson of Fond du Lac, George (Laverne) of West Bend, Fredrick of Iron Ridge, Rosemary (Roger) Wojciechowski of Fond du Lac and William (Terri) of Madison. She is further survived by 25 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, all of whom she prayed for daily.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter Geraldine, one daughter-in-law Joan, one grandson, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, her sister and best friend Virginia Schloemer, her younger brother James Lochen and several nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial of the cremated remains in Holy Angels Cemetery at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church only on Thursday from 3- 4:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.