Catherine L. Justman (nee Harger) age 76, of West Bend, passed away on
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center in
West Bend. She was born on March 13, 1936, in Union City, Mich., to the
late Floyd and Ruth (nee Johnson) Harger. In 1948, Cathy moved to West
Bend with her family. She attended Oak Knoll School, currently Ye Olde
Schoolhouse, a one room schoolhouse for two years. Cathy graduated from
West Bend High School in the class of 1954. On Aug. 21, 1954, she was
united in marriage to Harold A. Justman at St. John’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church, West Bend.
Cathy worked as a secretary for several businesses over the years. She
also taught music at Dave’s Music Center, Mathis Music Center and at
home to many in the West Bend area.
Cathy was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. John’s
Folk Choir “Sing Praise Choir” and played guitar. She was also a member
of V.F.W. Fred A. Schaefer Post No. 1393 Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed many types of music, both playing and listening. Cathy also
enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, as well as making floral
arrangements, ceramics, macramé, candy cakes and many crafts.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Harold of West Bend; four children,
Steven (Laurie) Justman of West Bend, Jodi (John) Krueger of Kewaskum,
Lisa (Christopher) Heying of Waunakee and Michelle (fiancée, Mike Buchta)
Mc Allister of Watertown; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Nicholas) Johanek,
Ryan Justman, Megan Justman, Jacki (Trevor) Jorgensen, Brittany
(fiancée, Brian Murphy) Kissinger, Abby Heying, Erica Heying and
Courtney McAllister; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Alaina
Jorgensen; one sister, Alice (John) Webb of Lake City, Fla.; one
brother, Duane (Betty) Harger of Crossville, Tenn.; sister-inlaw,
Florence Kissinger of West Bend; brother-in-law, Howard (Mildred)
Justman of West Bend; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Harger;
brother in-law, Harry Kissinger; and parents-in-law, Russell and Minnie
A memorial service in remembrance of Cathy will be held on Thursday,
Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th
Ave., West Bend. Pastor Jeff Dorth will officiate. Visitation will be at
the church on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials to St. John’s Music Program or the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary are
appreciated by the family.
Myrhum – Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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