Katherine "Kathy" Faust
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July 22, 1934
Dec. 6, 2012
Kathy died after a prolonged illness on December 6, 2012. She was the youngest daughter of William Rutz and Katherine Petersen Rutz, growing up on a farm in Westville, IN. She was blessed with a loving and caring family, all who were active members of Trinity Lutheran Church of Westville.
Kathy met her husband Bill in Springfield, IL where she was working in a bank and he was attending Concordia Theological Seminary. After Bill's graduation in 1960, they served churches in Oroville, CA, Lockport, NY, and Woodland, CA. They moved to Reno in 1986 where Bill served as a hospital chaplain.
Kathy was a caring, loving person who focused on raising her family and actively serving the Lord in church activities, including teaching Sunday School for more than thirty years. She also was a preschool teacher in Woodland and at LaPetite Preschool in Reno.
She is survived by her husband Bill, two children, Mark (Yvette) Faust and Melissa (David) Myers, three grandchildren; Heather Faust, Daniel Faust, and Katelyn Myers, one sister Marge Gentzke, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1900 First Street, Sparks. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at Walton's Funeral Home, 875 W. Second Street in Reno from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a gift to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the
We join with St. Paul as he writes in 1 Corinthians 15:57 "Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ".
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Dec. 9, 2012