Cathryn “Kate” A. Connor age 87 of Camp Douglas, died on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. Kate was the daughter of William and Cathryn (Cauley) Schuessler and was born on December 7, 1931 in Clifton, WI. Kate was raised in the Clifton area and graduated from Tomah High School in 1949.
Kate was united in marriage to Gervase “Gus” Connor on October 1, 1953 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Indian Creek. To this union 7 children were born, Sheila, William, Theresa, Robert, Valerie, Paul and Christopher.
Kate wrote articles for the Times Argus Newspaper in New Lisbon, but most important she was a housewife. Kate enjoyed playing Bingo, and cards, doing crossword puzzles (which she was excellent at). She liked to do volunteer work at various civic and church activities and at the meal site. Kate was an excellent baker for her family and church.
Gus died on March 22, 1985. Kate later was married to Ellsworth Honish and he also preceded her in death in 2001.
Kate is survived by her children: Sheila Ann (Jim) Marx of New Lisbon, William Joseph (Jane) Connor of Elroy, Theresa Cathryn (David) Murray of Wisconsin Dells, Robert Leo (Teresa) Connor of Fitchburg, Valerie Lynn (Michael) Furlong of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Paul Gerard (Frank) Connor of Hallandale Beach, FL, Christopher Alan (Melissa) Connor of Poynette, 15 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband’s Gervase Connor and Ellsworth Honish, brother’s John and Bernard Schuessler, and a grandson Alan Story.
We are blessed beyond measure to have had Cathryn as our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was deeply religious, loving, kind, caring and sentimental with a tremendous love for her family and friends. Words cannot begin to say how much your expression of sympathy has meant to our families. Her absence will leave an unfillable void. She is in our hearts and a part of who we are and thus lives in us. We hope through our words and deeds that the mark she has left on the world continues to shine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at St. James Catholic Church (100 Bartell St.) in Camp Douglas, WI with Fr. Robert Letona presiding. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the Hare Funeral Home (217 W. Pearl St.) in New Lisbon with a Rosary at 7:30p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00a.m. till the time of service. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Indian Creek. Memorials to St. Jude's, Agrace HospiceCare, or Crest View Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. Online guestbook available at www.harefuneralhome.com
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