Catherine V. Weiskircher, age 83 of rural Shullsburg, WI, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City, WI. She was born May 6, 1930 in Shullsburg Township in Lafayette County, WI, the daughter of Ben and Mary (Miller) Gleason. Catherine lived and farmed in the Shullsburg area all of her life. She was united in marriage to Ambrose Weiskircher on February 18, 1950 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Shullsburg. Catherine worked at Shullsburg Creamery for 8 years. She enjoyed working for funeral luncheons and catering.
Catherine is survived by two sons: David (Diane) Weiskircher and Kenneth (Cindy) Weiskircher both of Shullsburg; four daughters: Barbara (Douglas) Woodworth of Shullsburg, Mary (Keith) Loeffelholz of Cuba City, WI, Patricia (Bob) Westerman of Darlington, WI, and Christine (Jeff) Wymore of Shullsburg; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Joe (Marieta) Gleason, John Gleason, and Mike (Darlene) Gleason all of rural Shullsburg; two sisters: Donna Wiederholt of Cuba City, WI, and Betty Gratz of Darlington; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Ambrose on April 1, 1993; one son: Steven on March 23, 1991; two sisters: Rosemary Prine and Adeline Graham; and one brother: Bernard Gleason.
Catherine was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Shullsburg American Legion Auxiliary. Catherine will always be remembered for her cooking and baking abilities. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 344 North Judgement Street in Shullsburg with Rev. Joji Reddy officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Cemetery in rural Shullsburg. A visitation will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. The O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home in Shullsburg is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Catherine’s name.