Catherine G. Grosz (nee Bigge), passed away Wednesday June 26, 2019 at the age of 93 years. She was born on June 4, 1926 in Armour, South Dakota to Joseph and Gertrude (nee Mengenhausen) Bigge. On October 19, 1950, Catherine married Norman W. Grosz at St Georges Catholic Church in Armour, SD and they began their family. The couple moved to West Bend in June 1966. She retired in 1988 from Enger- Kress Company in West Bend and moved back to South Dakota in August 1992. She returned to Wisconsin in 2013.
To send flowers in memory of Catherine Gertrude Grosz (Bigge), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Catherine was a member of St Paul The Apostle Catholic Church and was also a member of the Alter Society, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a volunteer at Golden Living Nursing Home all in Armour South Dakota. She loved to sew, quilt, play cards, bake and watch her grandchildren grow.
Catherine is survived by her children; Glenn (Deb), Gregg (Linda), Christel (Kevin) McCarty, Roger (Jan), daughter-in-law Lynn (Dave) Hammen, grandchildren; Megan , Noah, Aaron (Kristin), Bart (Lindsay), Anna, Audra (Dustin), Jacob (fiancé Katherine), Mary, Scott, Jordan (fiancé Mitch), and Jalynn Grosz, Ross (Melissa) Schultz, Andrea (Jason) Phillips, and Sarah (Mitch) Dolly, step-grandchildren; Melissa, Nathan and Megan McCarty, Great-grandchildren; Avery Grosz and Bennett Schultz, Lydia Schultz, Eliza, Leo and Veta Grosz, step-great-grandchildren; Chloe, Malachie McCarty, Theo and Sophia Deuberry, Kaden, Hezekiah, Aubrey, Silas, Paisley and Dominic McCarty,
Further survived by her brother William Bigge, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Norman, son Bruce, 7 sisters and 4 brothers.
A Gathering for a Celebration of Life for Catherine will be held on Sunday July 14th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr). Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff members at The Fields, Froedtert St Joseph Hospital in West Bend and the Froedtert Clinic in West Bend.