Katherine R. Walters|
Born: Nov. 22, 1935; in Elmhurst, IL
Died: Aug. 12, 2014
Katherine R. "Kaye" Walters, age 78, of Monroe, WI passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at The Monroe Manor. Kaye was born November 22, 1935, in Elmhurst, IL to Edward R. Urban and Rose H. (Hughes) Urban. She graduated from Leyden Community High School in Franklin Park, IL in 1953. Kaye worked in the food service business most of her life. She loved to cook. She worked at Marian Central High School in Woodstock, IL as head cook from 1968 to 1972. She then cooked at the Elks Club for several years before she opened her own restaurant and catering service, "Kaye's Kountry Kitchen" in Woodstock, IL. She closed her restaurant in 1986 and moved to Phoenix, AZ where she worked in a Nursery and Floral Shop and then at F&B Manufacturing, building airplane parts. In 2000 Kaye moved from Arizona to Wisconsin due to health issues. Kaye loved people and to share stories. She loved to talk about her family, which she loved deeply.
Kaye is survived by 6 children: Robert W. Herting of ND, Cynthia L. (Gary) Affronti of Phoenix, AZ, Deborah A. (Dan) Powers, of Browntown, WI, Karen (Mic) Navlyt of Woodstock, IL, David G. Herting of McHenry, IL, and Denise R. Baldridge of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Linda L. (Ed) Wajda of McHenry, IL; 15 grandchildren: Joshua & Kali Herting; Alexandra, Samuel and Jacob Affronti; Daniel, Samantha, Kathryn and Michael Powers; Jason and Kendal Navlyt; Nicholas, Christopher and Katherine Herting; Casey Henke. 7 Great Grandchildren: Mason, Lillian, Daniel, Alice, Zachary, Joshua and Kenzie.
She was preceded in death by her best friend and companion of 15 years, Pepper; her beloved dog; her parents; and a brother, Alvin "Bud" Urban.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, August 18, 2014 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Cernek officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery in South Wayne. A visitation will be held Monday from 10:30 am, until the time of service.
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Published in the Northwest Herald on Aug. 14, 2014