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Kathleen Senkbeil

April 24, 1931 — November 17, 2019

Kathy Senkbeil of Wautoma, passed into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday November 17, 2019, after a long struggle.

She was born in Sheboygan, April 24, 1931, the daughter of Fredrick and Mathilda (Leonhard) Fesing. She was the oldest of nine children; Donald, Bernice, Norman, Jerry (Germaine), Diane, Karen (Ron) Detiege, Joan and an infant brother Kenneth. She attended local schools.

She met and married her life-long love, Walter Senkbeil. They were married October 1, 1949, and recently celebrated their 70th anniversary with family at Rosemore Village in Wild Rose where she had resided since May, 2018.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, a member of the Council of Christian Women, where she presided as president, vice-president, & Woman of the Year. She was talented in craft-making for the church boutique.  Kathy loved to bake, and Christmas was a jamboree of delicious treats.  She was an accomplished seamstress, making most of her children’s clothes.

Kathy worked at St. Nicholas Hospital as an aide. She was then employed at Evans in Sheboygan for 23 years until she retired with her husband to “God’s Country,” “The Pines.”

Kathy is survived by her husband, Wally; daughters: Sandy (Rick) Moe of Pensacola, FL, and Deb of Sheboygan; son: Rick (Jayne) Senkbeil of Pensacola, FL; ten grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren. She is further survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Bill and Helen (Dornsticht) Senkbeil; brothers: Donnie, Norman, Kenneth; sisters: Bernice, Diane; son Steve; son-in-law Bill Kuitert, sister-in-law & brother-in-law Ruth and Kenneth Wegman

The family would like to extend a whole-hearted thank you to the staffs of Rosemore Village & Agnesian Hospice for all of the love, care & support they have given to Wally & Kathy during her stay.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma with Rev. David F. Greskowiak officiating. Entombment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Sheboygan.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial is being established for St. Joseph’s CCW, 364 S. Cambridge St. Wautoma.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

10:00am - 7:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church

364 S Cambridge St, Wautoma, WI 54982

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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St. Joseph Catholic Church (Wautoma)


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