Catherine C. Gundrum

Catherine C. Gundrum (nee Wagner), age 70, of the Town of Addison (Hartford), entered eternal life unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Cathy was born May 6, 1948, in Hartford to Justina (nee Felten) and Francis Wagner. She attended St. Peterís Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Slinger High School, Class of 1966. She was united in marriage to Ronald H. Gundrum on August 21, 1971, at St. Peterís Catholic Church in Slinger.

Cathy spent her life working alongside her husband, Ron, on their farm. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved making homemade heartfelt cards and mailing them to family and friends who received them with great joy for various occasions. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and special outings and visits from her family (especially her grandchildren and friends, along with phone calls from those at a distance.) Cathy is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Ron; loving sons, Richard and Timothy (Candice) Gundrum; loving daughters, Susan Wolf, Carol (Josh) Hawig, Linda (Charles) Edwards, and Pamela Gundrum; cherished grandchildren, Emily, Teresa, Adam Wolf, Declan Gundrum, Sebastian and Brexton Hawig, Aubrey and Cadence Edwards, and stepgrandson, Zachary Slater; dear siblings, Barbara (Dave Becker) Wagner, Mary Olson, Joseph (Patricia) Wagner, Peter (Annette) Wagner , Justina Wagner, Christine (Michael) Blank, Anthony (Rose) Wagner, and Ann (William) Reese; dear sisters-in-law, Jacky Wagner, Barbara Breuer, Diane (John) Breuer; and dear brothers-in-law, Ralph (Christine) Gundrum and Kenneth Gundrum. She is further survived by many loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including her lifelong friend, Joyce Krantz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Justina; parents-in-law, Harold and Dolores Gundrum; brother, Paul Wagner; brother-in-law, Roger Gundrum, son-in-law, Paul C. Wolf; and nephew, Christopher Olson. Family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027. Visitation will conclude with family remembrances, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church 4886 WI-175, Hartford, WI 53027, with the Very Rev. Rick Stoffel officiating. *Additional visitation will be held prior to Mass from 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. at the church on Wednesday.

Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Catherine to Honours Inc., 209 Polk St., Slinger, WI 53086, or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75321 are greatly appreciated.

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