Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 20, 2013

Kathryn Elizabeth Walter

TRAVERSE CITY — Kathryn E. Walter, 87, of Traverse City, passed away Oct. 18, 2013, at her home.

Kathryn was born on Sept. 9, 1926, to the late Henry and Emma Kuemin.

Kathryn was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She volunteered countless hours with the food pantry, blood drive, and crocheting and knitting beautiful prayer shawls for shut-ins. Kathryn was also a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

After raising her family of seven children, Kathryn worked for the Osteopathic Hospital as a registered nurse and served as the night supervisor for several years until she retired. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, golfing and making ceramics.

Kathryn is survived by her daughters, Nadine (Kenny) Pheasant of Traverse City, Marilyn Spoering (Jim Purtill) of Indian River, and Bonita (Ray) Seaberg of Texas; son Duane (Debbie) Walter of Lake Ann; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and several other loving family members and friends.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her sons, Ronald and Mark; daughter, Jacqueline; sisters, Wanetta and Galita; and brothers, Raymond, Dennis and Henry.

Visitation will take place on Monday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father James Hayden will lead the service of remembrance. Graveside services will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Kathryn may be directed to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or to Munson Hospice.

Please visit to share your thoughts and memories with the family.

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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