Kay Bougie
1934 - 2020
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Kay Bougie

De Pere - Born April 24, 1934 to Arnold and Mildred (Kaye) Williamsen in Green Bay. Born to eternal life November 17, 2020 after a long illness. She married Vernon Bougie on October 6, 1956.

Kay graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1952 and St. Norbert College in 1970. Kay received a scholarship from St. Norbert College to be one of the first women to enroll in 1952. She turned down the scholarship, at that time, to enter into a career as a bookkeeper at Broadway Chevrolet.

When her children were school age, she enrolled at St. Norbert College to pursue a degree in education. Following her graduation from St. Norbert in 1970, Kay began her teaching career at Notre Dame Elementary School in De Pere where she worked as a teacher, librarian and bookkeeper for over 40 years.

Faith and family were most important in Kay's life. As a member of St. Francis Parish from her baptism in 1934, her love for the parish community lead her to various volunteer ministries including teaching religious education, sacristan, funeral choir, training ministers of Eucharist and lectors, Altar Rosary, Bridge Marathon, picnic planning, SCRIP, soup suppers and baking cookies for Freedom house, to name a few. She also enjoyed helping parishioners and priests new to St. Francis feel welcome, often attending all the Sunday masses. She enjoyed lunches with friends from her childhood and St.Joseph Academy. She was a strong proponent of Catholic education serving on the parent board for both Abbot Pennings High School and St. Norbert College.

Spending time with her family was a very important part of her life. She attended events of all sorts for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking and entertaining family and friends.

Kay is survived by her, children, grandchildren. Ginny (Kelly), Matt (Jenni), Danny (Rachel), Jon (Emma) Gigot; Jane (Paul) Schueller; Mark (Heather), Noah, Noelle; Steve (Maria), Sarah (Alex) Streicher, David; Joe (Heidi), Kate (Jason) Madson, Sam, Shea Bougie and Ally, Vinny Dorazio and five great grandchildren, Abby, Charlotte and Max Gigot, Louise Gigot, and Emelia Streicher.

Kay is further survived by two brothers Jack (Shirley) Williamsen; Jeff (Kathy) Williamsen, three brothers' in-laws Ed (Mary)Bougie; Cliff (Shirley) Bougie, Larry (Chris) Bougie, sister's in-law, Mary Krautkramer, and Bern Williamsen as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives and special friends.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother James, sister Sue and brother and sister in-law Betty and Gary Bellin, brother in-law Jack Krautkramer.

Due to concerns with COVID-19, the family will have a private celebration of her life on November 28 at St. Francis Xavier, De Pere. The service will be streamed by Cotter Funeral Home at 12:30pm on their facebook page (search facebook for @Cotterfh). From 2:00-3:30, the family will welcome friends and family with a drive by visitation at Kay's house on Mayfair St.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Francis Xavier Parish, De Pere, St. Norbert College, Vern Bougie Family Endowed Scholarship, Notre Dame of De Pere Endowment (c/o Catholic Foundation) or a charity of your choice. Please send cards in care of Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N Webster Ave, De Pere, WI 54115.






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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 20 to Nov. 25, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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NOV
28
Celebration of Life
12:30 PM
St. Francis Xavier -- The service will be streamed by Cotter Funeral Home at 12:30pm on their facebook page (search facebook for @Cotterfh).
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November 27, 2020
Please know as Kay's cousin, Kay will be remembered and loved for her kindness, cheerful nature and her willingness to bring family together.
Kay your upbeat positive energy will be missed .

Donna (Kaye) Crain
Donna Crain
Family
November 23, 2020
Over the years and through many Bougie related funerals and the occasional summer Bougie party when I transported my parents. Kay and I would talk about the world at hand and family. She had the close up view, I had a slightly more distanced view. I enjoyed her take on life and humor.
Mark Chambers
Acquaintance
November 23, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind memories. Mom touched so many lives and we are humbled and overwhelmed with love from everyone.
Ginny Gigot
Daughter
November 22, 2020
Kay will be missed by all who ever knew her. Her bio and comments speak for themselves. A truly wonderful and compassionate woman.
Harold (Bud) Kaye
Family
November 22, 2020
What to say about Kay, she was a beautiful person. Her family and church helped her get thru some very trying times. We will miss her at the Bridge Table and singing with her in the Resurrection choir but know she and Vern are together again. May all your memories help you during this most difficult time God Bless you her family.
joan cuene
Friend
November 21, 2020
Kay was a complete ray of sunshine and was so supportive of Randy and I as we were raising our children through St. Francis and Notre Dame of De Pere. We will forever miss her happy disposition at the SCRIP table and her encouraging comments and parenting advice.
Julie Van Straten
Friend
November 21, 2020
Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Kay was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed my visits with her. You have such a close knit and loving family. Take comfort in each other and your many treasured memories of Kay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Williams
Mary Williams
Friend
November 21, 2020
I have so many fond memories of Kay all wrapped up with good memories of working and have children at Notre Dame. She was a lovely lady with a big heart.
Nancy Doro
Friend
November 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Kay was a kind and loving person. Growing up next door to such a great family was a blessing. I also worked with Kay at Norte Dame. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen Corrigan Gille
Karen Corrigan Gille
November 20, 2020
Kay was a favorite client of mine. She knew she had to keep me busy so I was happy to help with whatever she needed. Cleaning a junk drawer to making cookies. She was an amazing person and I am so fortunate to have had her in my life. Thank you to her family for treating me so well. Prayers and hugs to all.
Deb Cumings
Acquaintance
November 20, 2020
Kay was the older sister, the caretaker and caregiver, all her life. It seemed her life task was to make the lives of others better, and she did so for many, many years. She has earned this eternal rest, and the joy of being reunited with her husband, Vern.
Jack Williamsen
Brother
November 20, 2020
To Kay's loving family, you have my heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your mom. She was such a delightful person and it was always a pleasure to see her. Sending hugs
Lori Lynn (Van Der Wegen)
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