Monday, July 13, 2015


AGE: 93

ADDRESS: Golden Living Center 650 Pearl Street Rib Lake, WI; Former Medford Area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:25 A.M. Sunday, July 12 at the Golden Living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 4 years and under the care of Asera Care Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where there will be a 10:45 A.M. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service.

OFFICIATING: Rev. Nancy Amacher

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1922 in the Town of Grover, Perkinstown

EDUCATION: Attended 1-8th Grade in Perkinstown and was a 1939 graduate of Hannibal High School

MARRIAGE: July 13, 1940 to LeRoy J. Deml in Medford and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1967

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: in 1944 Kathryn worked at Heimerels Variety Store for 8 years. In 1952 she worked for Olga’s Café for 4 years. 1956 worked at Milly’s Café and took over ownership in 1957 where Kathy owned and operated Milly’s for 4 years and in 1961 went into partnership with her mother for the following 4 years. In 1965 resumed single ownership of Milly’s for 2 years. In 1968 began working at the Memorial Nursing Home as a CNA, in 1982 transferred to Memorial Hospital as a housekeeper. Kathryn worked for 29.5 years between the Memorial Nursing Home and Memorial Hospital until her retirement on November 28, 1997. She enjoyed volunteer work at the Medford VFW, embroidering, making jam, canning, cleaning, making homemade donuts and cookies. Kathryn also loved cardinals and Red, White and Blue.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Medford VFW Ladies Auxiliary

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Joan (Raymond) Diedrich of Athens, Melvin (Terry) Deml of Edgerton, Shirley (Ted) Kellnhofer of Medford and Mary Deml of Elk Grove, California




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Beatrice Andrews of Necedah, Lucille Draeger of Medford, Ida Frahman of Muskego, Rita (Ken) Emmerich of Medford, Eleanor Olszewski of Cudahy and Carol Meyer of Westboro

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 5 Brothers: Donnie, Leroy, Melvin, Orland and Ernest Westrich Jr.
2 Sisters: Crystal Dziedzic and Christine Senski
3 Half Sisters: Iola Meyer, Marjorie Voneniem and Hazel Meyer

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Westrich Sr.

DECEASED MOTHER: Bessie M. Westrich (Maiden Name: Singleton)

PALLBEARERS: Rick and Eric Deml, Todd, Robbie and Craig Diedrich, Jody and Jeff Kellnhofer and Curt Sundin

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kathy’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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