Kathleen Marie Haenitsch, 73, Lee Center, IL, died Sunday, September 22, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison, WI surrounded by her family after a short illness.
Kathy was born September 6, 1946, in Fort Dodge, IA, to John and Lucille (Sherman) Kutz. She married David C Haenitsch on July 12, 1969 in Polo, IL.
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, IL, one daughter, Melissa (Matt) Foster, West Brooklyn, IL, and five grandchildren, Kerri (Brett) Helwig, Kalley Foster, Kaleb (Lexus) Foster, Grey Haenitsch, Sarah-Elizabeth Haenitsch, and 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 Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4-7 pm and Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9-10 am at the Lee Center UCC Church in Lee Center IL. The funeral will be Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10 am at the Lee Center UCC Church. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center, IL.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home. www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com
A memorial has been established to the Lee Center UCC Church and Serenity Hospice in Oregon, IL.