Kathryn Landrath, 98
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
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
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