Kathleen Marie Haenitsch


LEE CENTER — Kathleen Marie Haenitsch, 73, Lee Center, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison, Wis., surrounded by her family after a short illness.

Kathy was born Sept. 6, 1946, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to John and Lucille (Sherman) Kutz. She married David C. Haenitsch on July 12, 1969 in Polo.

She was an LPN at the Dixon State School for many years, then at the Jack Mabley Developmental Center prior to her retirement. In recent years, Kathy traveled with her husband, assisting with his work in insurance.

Kathy enjoyed cooking, sewing, and reading. She was a long time member of the Lee Center UCC Church.

She is survived by one son, Michael (Suzi) Haenitsch, Dixon; one daughter, Melissa (Matt) Foster, West Brooklyn; five grandchildren, Kerri (Brett) Helwig, Kalley Foster, Kaleb (Lexus) Foster, Grey Haenitsch, Sarah-Elizabeth Haenitsch; her siblings, Jack (Carolyn) Kutz, Ed (Diane) Kutz, Dennis (Carolyn) Kutz, Dan (Carol) Kutz, David (Janette) Kutz, Jeanette Hubbard, Ginny (Mark) Birrenkott; sisters-in-law, Carmen Hood, Susan McCoy; and brother-in-law, Ron Kalas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David C Haenitsch, her parents, sister, Luanne Kalas, and brother-in-law, Rich Hubbard.

The visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 26, and from 9-10 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Lee Center UCC Church in Lee Center. The funeral will be at 10 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the Lee Center UCC Church. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center.

A memorial has been established to the Lee Center UCC Church and Serenity Hospice in Oregon.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home. www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com.

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