Kathleen E. Zahn

Kathleen E. Zahn, nee Hoefert, of West Bend, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at her home at the age of 70. She was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Wautoma to the late Norman and Lucy (nee Hilgendorf) Hoefert.

On July 16, 1966, she was united in marriage to Gerald F. Zahn at Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend.

The family lived in the Boltonville area for 25 years. As an active participant of the community, Kathy was a member of the Boltonville Fire Department Auxillary and a member of an area book club.

For more than 30 years, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend in the laboratory and with the IT department.

Over the years, Kathy enjoyed hobbies included gardening, traveling and “let’s go for a walk.” Her green thumb was known by family and friends alike. Her travels took her to many locations in the United States and Europe. Above all else, family was what she cherished the most.

She was an active member of New Horizons United Church of Christ and Al-Anon.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry; two children, Judith (William) Neu of West Bend and Michael of West Bend; six grandchildren, James, Jesse, Brittany, Emily, Elizabeth and Noah; one

great-grandson, Jaxon; three brothers and three sisters, David (Gloria) Hoefert of East Troy, Richard Hoefert of Milwaukee, Norman (Carol) Hoefert of Two Rivers, Patricia (John) Mannen of Urbana, Illinois, Ann Knuth of Cambridge, and Marie (Jason) Hintz of South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Susan Hoefert of Naples, Florida; longtime family friends, Eric and Heidi Dhein of West Bend, and Wesley and Barb Seyfert of Idaho; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Curtis, and one brother, Darwin Hoefert.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at New Horizons United Church of Christ, 9663 Highway 144, Kewaskum (Boltonville). The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church Sunday from 2-4:15 p.m.

Memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.