Kathleen A. Abel, nee George, died on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at her home at the age of 75 years. She was born on August 23, 1941 in Milwaukee to the late Charles and Anna (nee Fischer) George.
For more than 30 years, she worked at AT&T, retiring as an engineering clerk. She also worked as a nursing aide, and recently was employed at Walmart in various departments.
In the early 2000’s, she moved to West Bend where she made her home.
Kathy loved being a grandma and great-grandma. She was a devoted and loving presence in their lives.
Survivors include 4 children: Kristen (Dan) Koenigs of Menomonee Falls, Tracey (Scott) Jorgensen of Watertown, Lisa (Bill) Ollman of Oconomowoc and Craig of West Bend; 11 grandchildren: Amanda and Mitch (fiancée Randi Acheson) Koenigs, Kyle and Kirk Jaco, Jeff (Holli) Weissenburger, Jessica (Blayne) Essmann, Billie Ollman, and Taylor, Fayth and Collin Abel and Shania Long; 11 great-grandchildren: Charli Jo, Jase, Oliver, Pierce, Elaina, Madison, Roman, Cruz, Emery, Brynn, Olivia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 daughter-in-law Daana Abel, 1 grandson Joe Koenigs, 1 brother Robert (Shirley) George and 2 sisters Arlene Hayes and Marilyn George.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 26 at Holy Angels Catholic Church at 4 p.m. with Fr. Patrick Heppe presiding. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Monday from 2 until 3:45 p.m.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. On-line guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.