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Catherine A. Wonn

July 24, 1918 September 1, 2016
Catherine A. Wonn
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Catherine Agnes Wonn died peacefully surrounded by three generations of her loving family on September 1, 2016. Catherine Wonn (nee Melior) was born in Madison, WI on July 24, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Wonn, her son Michael, and her grandson Justin.

Cathy graduated from Edgewood High School in Madison. Cathy was proud of the fact that she was the first woman to be hired by the Madison Police Department. Later Cathy became the executive secretary for the University of Wisconsin coaching staff. Cathy married Vincent Wonn on November 4, 1940, and they remained married until his death in 1998. She is survived by three children; Mary Linder, Tim (Mary Ann) Wonn and Steve (Sounantha) Wonn and by four grandchildren; Rick Linder, Nicole (Mitch) Wagner, Danna (Adam) Johnson and Matthew (Gail) Linder and by eight great grandchildren.

Cathy was well known for being an avid gardener, a lover of literature, an excellent cook and award-winning baker. Cathy had a beautiful singing voice, and enjoyed singing in school plays. Anyone who knew Cathy encountered a fearless Irish woman who was passionate about Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer football games. One of Cathy’s fondest childhood memories is going fishing with her father. Cathy, in turn, thoroughly enjoyed teaching her five grandchildren the joys of spending time on the lake fishing.

Cathy and Vincent spent their retirement years in both Florida and Wisconsin. When she became a widow, Cathy moved to Woodruff to live with her daughter Mary. Throughout her life, Cathy was a devout Catholic whose faithfulness was reflected in every aspect of her daily life through her many acts of kindness. Daily rosaries were an expression of her deep faith as well as her special and tender love for the Eucharist. Cathy inspired both family and friends alike by her dedication to her faith.

Cathy will be deeply missed by all who had the chance to know her and love her.

Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 5th at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, WI with a visitation from 10:00 AM till time of service.
Luncheon will follow the Funeral Mass at Nimsgern Funeral Home Reception Hall. Inurnment will take place at Mercer Cemetery at 3:00 PM

Memorials can be made to the Horizons Gardens at Marshfield Clinic , Minocqua Center, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com

NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IS SERVING THE FAMILY.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

5

Sep

10:00 AM 9/5/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/5/2016 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

8950 County Hwy J
Woodruff, WI 54568

Holy Family Catholic Church
8950 County Hwy J Woodruff 54568 WI
United States

Service

Monday

5

Sep

11:00 AM 9/5/2016 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

8950 County Hwy J
Woodruff, WI 54568

Holy Family Catholic Church
8950 County Hwy J Woodruff 54568 WI
United States

Reception

Monday

5

Sep

12:15 PM 9/5/2016 12:15:00 PM
Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service

1025 Margaret Street
Woodruff, WI 54568

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service
1025 Margaret Street Woodruff 54568 WI
United States

Graveside

Monday

5

Sep

3:00 PM 9/5/2016 3:00:00 PM
Mercer Cemetery

Beachway Drive and Mercer Lk Circle
Mercer, WI 54547

Mercer Cemetery
Beachway Drive and Mercer Lk Circle Mercer 54547 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mercer Cemetery Final Resting Place

Beachway Drive and Mercer Lk Circle
Mercer, WI 54547

Beachway Drive and Mercer Lk Circle Mercer 54547 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

8A W. Davenport St. Suite 224
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Horizons Gardens at Marshfield Clinic

9601 Townline Road
Minocqua, WI 54548
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