Catherine ‘Katy’ Hermann, 104

Catherine ‘Katy’  HermannCatherine “Katy” Hermann, 104 years of age, went to her heavenly home on Aug. 26, 2015. She passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.

She was preceded in death by her most beloved husband of 68 years, Frederick Hermann, in 2001; by four brothers, August, Carl, Michael and Henry Karle; one sister, Amalie Wegner; and two sons-in-law, Roger Sievers and Roger McKinley.

She is survived by two loving daughters, Patricia Sievers and Judith McKinley; by four grandchildren, Scott (Jill) Sievers, Teri (Mike) Jackson, Steven Sievers (Michelle Pliml) and Kevin (Stacy) Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Brian Jackson, Katy Jackson, Alex Sievers and Melissa (Gared) Minor and four great-great grandchildren, Andrew, Anna, Aaron and Arya Minor. Katy was born on June 15, 1911, in Straub, Russia, to German parents, Christina (nee Laub) and Michael Karle. Her father was killed in the Bolshevik War, leaving her mother widowed. Her mother, Christina, escaped from Russia and immigrated to the United States with her children in 1923, and settled in Minnesota. In 1927, they moved to Sheboygan, where she met Frederick Hermann. On July 20, 1932, she and Fred were united in marriage. She was a faithful member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Sheboygan until 1994, when she and Fred moved to Cedarburg to be near their daughter, Pat, and grandchildren.

In Cedarburg, she became a member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church and remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home.

Katy loved to bake and cook for family, friends and neighbors. She passed on her love of cooking and recipes to her great-granddaughter Katy, who shows great promise as the next generation to carry on Grandma’s legacy.

She also loved to crochet and knit, and many family members still enjoy the products of her labors. She also loved playing cards and did so until very recently.

For the past 12 years, she lived with her daughter, Pat, and enjoyed frequent visits with the rest of her family.

When close friends and family members said, “I love you,” her quick response was always, “I love you more.” She had a lot of love in her heart and a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. Services were held at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on Monday, Aug. 31, with Pastor Randolph Raasch officiating. Visitation was Monday, at the church, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the funeral service following.

She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Fred, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan.

Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to special friends, Joy Friede and Marilyn Cook, for their loving care and help with our mother. We would also like to thank the staff of Horizon Hospice for their dedicated care.

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