Kathleen G. Leverenz, 94


Kathleen G. “Bobbie” Leverenz (nee Lovie), 94, of Slinger, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1918, in Brisbane, Australia to the late Alexander and Christina (nee Graham) Lovie. Bobbie and her family moved back to their native Scotland before moving to Canada where she grew up. On Feb. 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Alexander Leverenz at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Together they moved to Los Angeles where they owned and operated a management consulting firm. Later they moved to San Antonio. During their retirement years they returned to Southern California. Alexander preceded her in death in April of 2003. In 2007, she came to live with her daughter in Slinger.

In the early 1950s, Bobbie was a U.S. national archery champion. She was a longtime member of the Daughters of the British Empire.

Bobbie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Bobbie, known as “Bunty” to her family, is survived by three children, Karen (Glen) Ottoson of Slinger, Marilyn (Terry) Fowler of Princeton, Texas, and Noel (Carol) Leverenz of Carlsbad, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Christa (Todd) Hanson, Cameron Ottoson, Andre (Nikki) Bollaert, Michelle (Craig) Hess, Paul Leverenz, Patrick Leverenz, Natalie Leverenz, Julie Leverenz, Alex (Rachael) Leverenz, and Lisa (Jeff) Orr; 10 great-grandchildren, Megan, Trent, Dylan, Logan, Isabella, Addison, Carter, Moriah, Lily, and Simon; one great-great-granddaughter, Mae; brother, James Lovie of Bournemouth, England; cousin, Rena Jerome of Gananoque, Canada; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service in remembrance of Bobbie will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend. The Rev. Jeff Dorth will officiate. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Sunrise Cove nursing, care giving, and activities staff for their devoted love and devotion to Bobbie Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend or Cedar Community are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum – Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.