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Katherine E. Enger Obituary
Katherine C. Enger OLIVEBRIDGE- Katherine C. Enger, beloved wife of John E. Enger. Kathy was born in 1932 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. She had met John Enger (who would become the love of her life) while they both worked at Selfridge AFB. They were married for 62 years. John was at Katherine’s side holding her hands with love as she made her peaceful journey to our Savior’s welcoming arms. Katherine is survived by her husband John; son, Eric Enger and his wife Jeong Hee; grandson, Steven Enger; grandson, Johnnie Enger and his wife Adrienne, and two great-granddaughters, Lyric and Kadence of Colorado Springs; daughter Sherry Enger-Gottschalk and her husband Richard Gottschalk and extended family Eric, Debbie, Elena, Michael and Lauren Gottschalk, her brother, Edward Bergmann of Santa Ana, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Floyd Bergmann and Sylvia Gross Sokol; her brother, Richard Bergmann; and her in-laws, Haldis and John J. Enger. Katherine moved from Mount Clemens to Brooklyn, N.Y. where she spent many years volunteering at Zion Lutheran Church as a girl scout leader, choir mother, vacation bible school teacher, she cooked up some wonderful dinners for special events at Zion and always took an interest in her children’s activities and helping those who needed a shoulder, a hug, a kind word or just some company. From Brooklyn, Katherine and John moved to Krumville where she could surround herself with her love of nature the rest of her life. Katherine was an avid gardener and a longtime member of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. She had a zest for life whether it was crafting, sewing, building rock walls, fishing, bowling, hiking, traveling, gardening, cooking, poetry, dancing, music - she lived life to the fullest. She loved animals and would always have a few treats for her grandpuppies Tipitina and Dubonnet. During the past few years she became devoted to exercising at Mac Fitness which she enjoyed several times a week. She would challenge herself to always do a few more reps or minutes on the row machine, treadmill and stationery bike. She had a passion for the color purple which could be found everywhere on her property, from her house, her gardens, statuary. Katherine was an active partner for 25 years in the local gift, antique, craft shop called the Berry Patch. She added a touch of beauty to everything she touched. So much of the charm and character of the Berry Patch was Katherine’s special attention and artistic talent. Over the years, Katherine and her daughter, Sherry, participated in many of the local craft shows. Wherever Katherine was there was always laughter, adventure and love. Katherine has touched many hearts during her 82 years on this earth. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Entrusted to the care of Luke Keyser of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, where friends may visit on Thursday March 27, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Krumville Cemetery. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Ulster County SPCA at www.UCSPCA.org or Brooklyn Botanic Gardens at www.BBG.org Light a candle in memory of Katherine at www.KeyserCarr.com
Published in the Daily Freeman on Mar. 26, 2014
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