Kathleen M. Weber, 77

Kathleen Margaret Weber, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in New London.

She was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Rosendale, the daughter of George and Kathleen Hill. She graduated from Waupaca High School in 1953 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1958 from Wisconsin State College in Milwaukee.

On Aug. 12, 1958, she married James F. Weber at the First United Methodist Church in Waupaca. They started their family in Cedarburg and lived there for many years before moving to New London. Kathy taught in the New London School District for 20 years at Readfield and Lincoln schools, retiring in 1995. She was active with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and was a member of various clubs: Junior Woman’s, Senior Woman’s and bridge. Jim and Kathy celebrated 50 years of marriage with their family and friends in 2008.

Kathy appreciated art and worked on arts and crafts projects of her own, including watercolor painting, cross stitch and rug hooking. She often said “There’s no place I’d rather be” than at her cottage in Northern Wisconsin. She created many beautiful cards for friends and family at the dining room table, inspired by the beauty and nature surrounding her. Throughout her life, she loved the family cats and dogs. Christmas was her favorite holiday.

Kathy is survived by her husband, James; sons, Chris (Sandy) Weber of Cedarburg and Pete (Jean) Weber of Ripon; grandson, James Weber of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother, Robert (Janet) Hill of Lake Geneva; one granddog and six grandcats. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other family and friends, including close family friend, Jorene Ziebell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Kathleen; brother, Charles Hill; and her sisters, Pat (William) Bruns and Eileen (Roland) Garlid.

A celebration of Kathy’s life/memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Greg Watling officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Private interment will be held at a later date at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

A memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Residence and New London Family Medical Center.

Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com.