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Kathrin Hakes 1916 - 2009 BERLIN, N.Y. Kathrin Hakes, 92, of Route 22 died Monday at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center after being stricken at her home. Born in Berlin on Oct. 11, 1916, daughter of the late William A. and Hazel M. Groux (Mae Frey), Frey, she was a 1934 graduate of Berlin High School. Kathrin was a health aide for Fannie and Arthur Niles. From 1939 until 1952, she and her mother ran Frey's Ice Cream Parlor. Once she became married, they turned Doug's garage on Elm Street into The Lunch Box. In 1961, a laundromat was added to the restaurant which Kathrin continued to operate until 1981. Kathrin was a member of the Historical Society for many years and had great knowledge of the history of Berlin. She was also a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Berlin where she was the treasurer of the Benificent Fund and Trustee. She was well known for her delicious lemon bread which she made for family and friends at Christmas time. In 2008, she served as Grand Marshall of the Berlin Parade. She was the loving wife of Douglas E. Hakes, whom she married in Berlin on June 28, 1952. He died March 3, 1964. She leaves her son, Charles W. Hakes with whom she resided; a stepdaughter, Janis Hakes Tipple of Philmont; a niece, A. Elaine (Robert) Michaels of Berlin; a nephew, William G. (Kathrine) Hakes of London, England, and three step-grandchildren, Brian, Brent and Dirck Tipple. She was predeceased by a brother, Louis H. Frey, who died Jan. 11, 2004. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Berlin, 41 N. Main Street where the Rev. Peter Seide will officiate. Interment will follow in the Berlin Baptist Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation at the church on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Berlin Rescue Squad or the Petersburgh Rescue Squad in care of the THOMAS M. BARBER FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 361, Petersburgh, NY 12138
Published in Bennington Banner on July 15, 2009
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