Katherine passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Friday February 12, 2021 at the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone at the age of 99 years. She now rests in peace in the loving arms of Jesus, where she longed to be.
She was born on July 4, 1921 North of Glenella, where she continued to grow up. Katherine was a teenager in the 1930's and travelled by train to the Gladstone area to work for ten dollars a month.
Katherine married Rudolph in 1942 and they farmed in the Tupper District until moving to Plumas in 1971. On the farm Katherine worked extremely hard. She maintained a large garden, milked the cows, and was always tending to whatever needed to be done. She will be remembered for her great cooking and treats she would prepare for her grandchildren. Katherine was active in the Plumas Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday School, and served on various committees. She had a strong faith, and never missed church. She always had a bible ready to teach and pass her strong faith onto her children and her grandchildren. In 2016 Katherine moved to the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone.
Left to mourn Katherine's passing are her sons Robert (Sharon), Donald (Tanya); daughter Phyllis (Peter)Dueck; foster son Scott Braun; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one brother Frank Heintz; and one sister Lillian Dewar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband Rudolph in 2002.
Special thanks for the love, care and compassion shown to our mom (Katie) during her four year stay at the Third Crossing Manor.
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