Katherine A. “Kathy” Klema, 50, of Wauzeka passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after an extended illness.
She was born April 23, 1963 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Ronald and Carol (Sebastian) Ore. She married Ed Klema on Oct. 24, 1981 in Prairie du Chien. She worked at several grocery stores in the area and enjoyed bartending at the Sportsman’s Lounge in Wauzeka. Kathy volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and helped with the Boy Scouts.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ed of Wauzeka; her children Miranda Klema of La Crosse and Christopher of Wauzeka; her parents, Ron and Carol Ore of Prairie du Chien along with her sister Helen (Gene) Jelinek of Prairie du Chien.
A Mass of Christian Burial were Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Victor Feltes officiating, with burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery both in Wauzeka. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is serving the family.