Katherine A. Mitchell
February 22, 1948 - June 28, 2018
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Appleton Alliance Church
2693 W. Grande Chute Blvd
Appleton, WI
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Appleton Alliance Church
2693 W. Grande Chute Blvd
Appleton, WI
Saturday 6/30, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Kathy Mitchell, age 70, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday morning, June 28, 2018. She fought a courageous battle with ALS, during which she demonstrated her faith, dignity, and grace. Kathy was born in Appleton on February 22, 1948, daughter of the late John and Arline (Bosser) Geenen. Kathy was a longtime Kimberly…

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Mark Lange left a message on September 18, 2018:
Kathy was a sweet and talented woman. I always valued her opinion and enjoyed my time with her. Hope she is in heaven.
Julie left a message on July 19, 2018:
I so loved Kathy! My condolences to her family-whom she was so proud of.❤️
Dan Justdantanks left a message on July 2, 2018:
This is very confusing, as I knew Kathy Geenen and knew her family. She graduated with my class in 1966...not 1965...in fact we have classes together...not sure what to make of this, but I never knew any other Kathy Geenen in school at that time...this is very perplexing. It has got to be the same person...just the wrong year for her graduation.
Randy left a message on June 30, 2018:
Dale, Memories of Kathy will live on forever as she begins a new adventure. As we built our cabins, she was not afraid to pitch in and mix mortar or just keep you grounded so you didn't try to over do it. I don't know if "it's just a cabin" was her origination or not but I suspect it was. I'll bet St Peter heard about her home made sticky buns that kept the crew showing up on Saturday mornings to lift a wall or set a beam. May Kathy rest in God's arms and you be secure in the knowledge that you will see her again. Miss those sticky buns.
Ben left a message on June 30, 2018:
I have no words. I will miss her so much. I will always remember her laugh (can hear it now)... she was always so happy. She would always listen... and tell you her thoughts..... honestly...(whether you liked it or not) lol--- and had a heart bigger than words can describe. There are no words to tell u how much I will miss her...
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Nina Baetke left a message on June 30, 2018:
My heart breaks for this family who have become my dear friends. Kathy along with another friend taught me to forgive & go on with my life. She was once special lady & I will miss her so much! Dale, you & all the family will always be in my prayers. RIP Kathy
Nola Wood left a message on June 30, 2018:
I only meant Kathy because she came to our home to help us with furniture placement. She was the type of person you could give a hug to right away..warm, honest, and very open. Seeing her obituary in the paper really affected me (and I only met her twice). My mother died from ALS. I wish I would have known her better. My condolences to the family for your huge loss.
Sandy Emmert left a message on June 30, 2018:
Dale - our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. You and Kathy had such a strong marriage and true love for each other. Glad you had so many wonderful years together. She will be missed by many.
Karen Rademacher left a message on June 30, 2018:
Kathy invited me to join a bible study some 30 years ago. I feel that was the start of my spiritual journey. Thanks Kathy. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family. God Bless
Claire Opsteen left a message on June 30, 2018:
Jason, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Randy left a message on June 30, 2018:
Dale, My memories of Kathy and the times we all shared will live on though she is gone. I know she is on a new adventure and probably redecorating heaven. As we built our cabins, she was always ready to pitch in and mix mortar or feed the crew who showed up on Saturday morning. She kept you grounded. "It's only a cabin !" Remember? I'll bet St. Peter got word of her home made sticky buns. I hope the knowledge that she is in the arms of God will give you peace my friend.
Maria Rose left a message on June 29, 2018:
To all family and friends,. You do not know me but I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss your dear loved one. God of comfort knows the pain of loosing someone we truly loved. He also gives us the promise that soon he will wipe oot tears, pain, mourning, out cries and even death will be no more (Revelation chapter 21 verse 3 and 4). What time worth waiting for. Please feel free to visit jw.org.
Nichole LuMaye left a message on June 29, 2018:
Auntie Kathy! You are a queen bee! A force. A lesson to all girls what a woman should be. Never were you a wall flower! Every word you spoke was meaningful. We would either be laughing with your uncomfortable sense of humor or talking about the meaning of life. You taught me never to talk about traffic or the weather. Wasted words... you are intense and always down for fun! You have been in heaven for less than 24 hours. ...No doubt you have it all figured out and are the chair women of some spiritual board. You figured it out within hours and have a network of friends already. Knowing you can look down and protect us is awesome.... but better yet make us laugh! You do it better than anyone. I’ll see you again and I love you. Run heaven. You got this! Please know you are worth our hearts breaking... your faith is and always will be an inspiration. Kathy... you have influenced so many of us. Well played. Now get to your book club in heaven
Bill and Jenn LuMaye left a message on June 29, 2018:
Dale, I remember when I first introduced you to Kathy.You had come to visit ME! After the introduction, I never saw you again. In that short week,you both knew you couldn't be apart It was truly a story of love at first sight. You and Kathy were a big part of my life. We went through a lot together. I wish I had the words to take the pain away my friend.. Please know you and your family are in our prayers. God bless you Dale.
Dane left a message on June 28, 2018:
Dale, I was there when Kathy came into your life, and I've never seen a husband so devoted, or a wife so loving. The two of you were a inspiration to me and a model of how marriage should be. May God bless you and your family as He welcomes her home. Love and strength to you my friend.
Kim Marie Gulseth left a message on June 28, 2018:
Dear Dale and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Katherine. A few years back, I was traveling with my senior parents at Christmas time. And I saw Dale and Kathy from afar, seated at the airport gate, waiting for their flight to fun in Sun City, Arizona. They looked so lovely and serene. A special bond. A blessed bubble surrounding them, whilst holiday chaos reigned around them. They probably were unaware of what I saw. But they were a true blessing of two humans who had found each other. Bless your family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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