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Catherine Grosz

Catherine Gertrude Grosz (Bigge)

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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.

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.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
    206 1st St
    Armour, South Dakota 57313
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 11:00am
    St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
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    Fr Cathal Gallagher
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  • Interment

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    Pleasant Ridge
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    Armour, South Dakota
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Jody Marks

Posted at 08:31pm
It was with great sadness that I just learned of Catherine's passing; please accept my heartfelt sympathies. It was my pleasure to get to know Catherine while working at Samaritan. She was a wonderful person with a positive outlook. She always helped and encouraged her neighbors at the Fields & Samaritan. I will always have fond memories of sharing my travels with Catherine. God bless her. Sincerely, Jody Marks

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