CATHARINE 'KATIE' LOOMIS, 99 MARENGO - Catharine "Katie" Loomis, 99, of Marengo died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1911, in Stillman Valley to Louis and Susie (Hurd) Carmichael. On July 26, 1941, she married Bartlett Loomis; he died in 1988. Graduated from Stillman Valley High School and Illinois State in Normal. Katie taught school in Marengo for many years. Member of Marengo United Methodist Church. She was an accomplished piano and organ player. She played piano in a jazz band in college and the organ at weddings and funerals in Marengo. She loved to play bridge and belonged to several bridge clubs. Survived by children, Linda Lockinger of Belvidere and Nancy (Ted) Kane of Colfax, Wis.; her grandchildren, Tami Cauffman of Rolling Prairie, Ind., Mark (Toni) Osterberg of Green Bay, Wis., Matt and Marty (Laura) Osterberg of Colfax, Wis., Michele (Eric) Schlag of Kewaunee, Wis., and Christina Savage of Belvidere; great-grandchildren, Mark Jr. and Kayla Osterberg of Green Bay; Matt Jr. and Samantha Osterberg of Eau Claire, Wis., Jeremy Cauffman of Fremont, Calif., Jeff Cauffman of Laporte, Ind., Katelyn and Emily Savage of Belvidere, and one on the way. Predeceased also by parents; son, Richard; sister, Beatrice Carmichael; brother, Ronald Carmichael; grandson, Michael Osterberg; and sons-in-law, Steven Lockinger and Larry Osterberg. Katie was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to her caregiver, Cindy, and OSF Hospice. Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Marengo United Methodist Church, 119 E. Washington St., Marengo, Pastor Keck Mowry will officiate. Interment in Marengo City Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marengo United Methodist Church. For information call the funeral home, 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2010