Kathleen M. Halwas, 65

Kathleen M. “Kathy” Halwas, 65, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Ivy Manor in Jackson.

Kathy was born May 24, 1952, in Chicago to the late John and Mary Jane (Boynton) Walsh. On Dec. 27, 1976, she was united in marriage to Charles Halwas for more than 25 years.

She was a 1971 graduate of West Bend East High School and was the first graduating class in the new high school. Kathy was employed by the West Bend Co. for 27 years and then went on to be a caretaker for REM Co. She loved to socialize and get out of the house and took every opportunity she could to go to a social event. Kathy lived for living life to the fullest and enjoying it. Her genuine sparkle was felt by those who knew her.

Those Kathy leaves behind to cherish her memory include three children, Heather (Lance) Cromb of West Bend, Jenny (Adam) Schweitzer of Allenton and Danny “Dan” (Sarah) Halwas of Ripon; six grandchildren, Austin Cromb, Izzy Cromb, Emily Cromb, Brianna Halwas, Leland Schweitzer and Leona Schweitzer; two brothers, Kevin Walsh and Bill Walsh; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Kathy will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend) with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek officiating. Cremation will follow the traditional funeral and burial of her remains will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Bend on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.

Kathy’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Kathy’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhumpatten.com.