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Kathleen Groat Obituary
Kathy, 75, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18 at Brewster Village. She was born March 25, 1941 in Stoughton, Wisconsin to the late Kennerd and Eleanor (Utermark) Loftus. After graduating high school, she received her degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. In Madison Kathy met and married Charles Groat on March 25, 1966. Throughout her life, Kathy held many various professional and voluntary positions including Director of the Fair Housing of Appleton, 8th Congressional District Chair for the Democratic Party, and owner/founder of various adoption agencies. She was a leader and mentor to many.

She will be greatly missed by her son, Chris Groat, Green Bay; sister, Rose Andresen, Racine; brother, Keith (Sherry Goring) Loftus, Falcon, MO; sister-in-law, Beverly Groat, Hamilton, Ohio; brother-in-law, Jerry (Maxine Gilbert) Groat, Spokane, WA. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral services for Kathy will be held at 12 pm (Noon), Sat., February 25, 2017 at Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel. Friends may visit the family Fri. from 4-7 pm and again Sat. from 10:30-12 pm. Interment will be in Eastside Cemetery in Stoughton, WI.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brewster Village for their excellent care.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2017
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