Obit: Writz, Kathleen Y. (1924 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Cooper, Ellenbecker, Scheffler, Writz

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 9/13/2018

Writz, Kathleen Y. (Cooper) (6 APR 1924 - 10 SEP 2018)

Kathleen Y. Writz, 94, Athens, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford.

Kathleen Yvonne Cooper was born April 6, 1924, in Beechy, Saskatchewan, Canada, to the late John and Royce Cooper. She had ten brothers and sisters. Kathleen was a twin to her brother, Kenneth, who died at a young age in Canada.

Kathleen was united in marriage on Sept. 28, 1946, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church to Lawrence Writz of Athens. She met Lawrence in the war, where she was a laundry operator in the Northwest Engineer Division. She moved with him to Athens where they raised a family of five children. She worked at the Athens Pea Canning factory and cleaned at various area businesses. Later she worked at Weyerhauser in Marshfield for many years until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, sewing and the occasional trip to the casino. In her younger days she was also on a ladies bowling league. She also loved fishing with her family and watching the Packers.

Kathleen is survived by her five children, Marlene (Jay) Ellenbecker, Sheila (Randy) Scheffler, Kenneth Writz, David (Vicki) Writz, all of Athens, and Eugene (Lorna) Writz of Colorado; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by a brother and sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; and two sons. She was further preceded in death by siblings and in-laws.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens. Rev. George Graham presided. Friends called from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial was at the Athens Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dycora Transitional Health for the loving care they gave to Kathleen during her stay there.

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