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Kathleen A. "Kate" Defferding

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Kathleen A. "Kate" Defferding Obituary
Kathleen Defferding, 41, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011, after a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma. She was born in Appleton, on August 1, 1970, daughter of Bill and Anne (Weber) Farrey.

Kate married Corey Defferding on December 10, 1994, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, and together they operated Northland Electrical Services in New London. She was charmed by nature's beauty and had a great love for animals, photography, contemporary culture and technology.

Survivors include her parents, Bill and Anne Farrey, Appleton; her husband, Corey Defferding, New London; a son, Will, at home; two sisters, Erin (Steve) DeLain, Red Wing, Minn.; and Shannon (Ryan Anauo) Farrey, Appleton; her father-in-law, Dennis Defferding, Greenville; her mother-in-law, Joette Wheeler, Appleton; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Kate will be dearly missed by all who knew, loved and worked with her.

A memorial Mass for Kate will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 W. Marquette Street in Appleton, with Fr. Thomas J. Farrell officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the Mass.

A memorial fund is being established for some of Kate's favorite charities.

The family would like to offer their special thanks to the medical staff on the 7th floor at Appleton Medical Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. We will never forget your kindness. Wichmann Funeral Home

537 N. Superior Street

Appleton 739-1231

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Nov. 27, 2011
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