Catherine Jeske, 74Catherine “Katy” Lucy Jeske, 74, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Catherine "Katy" Lucy Jeske, 74, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born July 20, 1938, in Ellsworth, Wis., to William and Laurina (Glines) Klopf. She attended elementary schools, including one-room school houses in Bay City and Hager City, Wis. She graduated from Red Wing Central High in 1956. She had worked at the Gypsy Trail and Hiawatha Grill restaurants while in high school. She married Kenneth R. Jeske on Oct. 6, 1956, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She worked at St. John’s Hospital in the medical records office from 1956 until 1970 and then worked at NSP until retiring in 1996.
As a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Katy spent many years volunteering there, serving on the Vestry, the Property Committee - during which time the elevator was added to the church - and she was a part of the Altar Guild, serving as committee member, chair, and directress. She was a lay reader and greeter/usher. She also assisted in the kitchen with the "funeral ladies" during funerals. Katy enjoyed reading, entertaining, and she greatly enjoyed the river view from her home.
She is survived by three children, Gene Jeske of Red Wing, Annette Johnson of Hager City, Wis., and Dorinda (Andrew) Hogan of Red Wing; daughter-in-law Debra (Bob Osgood) Jeske of Red Wing; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four siblings, Shirley (Mearle) Voth of Goodhue, Iris (Terry) Nelson of Red Wing, Mary (Dennis) DeTray of McLean, Va., and Philip Klopf of Plum City, Wis.; half-brother Orvin Ingli of Oakdale and half-sister Lucille Hintz of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Klopf; husband, Kenneth Sr.; son Kenneth Jr.; son-in-law, Brad Johnson; mother, Laurina Holmes; half-brothers Eugene Ingli, Wallace, Willard, and Leonard Klopf, and half-sister Marge Wahlin.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing, with Father Michael Way officiating. Burial will be at Wacouta Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing, and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials preferred to the church or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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