Kathy Kay Laehn
March 14, 1946 - December 25, 2010
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Visitation
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wednesday 12/29, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly
Kimberly, WI
Thursday 12/30, 11:00 am
St. Rose Cemetery
Clintonville, WI
Tuesday 12/28
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

The word AMAZING can only begin to describe Kathy. Amazing wife; amazing mom; amazing grandma; amazing sister; amazing friend; amazing community member. There's no question that the world is a better place because of Kathy (Anderson) Laehn! She loved being married to Wally and celebrating forty-three anniversaries with him (July 8, 1967). She knew from…

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Brian Laehn left a message on December 26, 2014:

I love you Mom and miss you. It is hard to believe it has been 4 years since you passed away on Christmas night. We know you are with us in spirit and know that all of your kids and grandkids and Dad miss you so much. You would be so proud of the grandkids - they are growing up fast and all so truly special and miss you. We were all so blessed to have you in our lives. Thinking of you and missing you. You were the BEST Mom in the world! I love you.

Love,
Brian

Brian Laehn left a message on December 25, 2011:
Dear Mom, I love you so much. It has been 1 year since your passing and we miss you so much. I take comfort knowing you are in Heaven. I know you are with us every day. Words can't express the amount of love we have for you and we are so thankful for you Mom. As I promised you, I will always honor you, and live to make this world a better place, as you have done for all of us. I love you Mom, you will always be my best friend. You would be so proud of baby Evan - he loved his first Christmas, and Owen told me that you are an Angel. I think your spirit is in Evan - what an amazing blessing he has been. Thank you for being my Mom. I could not have been blessed with a better Mom. I have you in my heart each and every day and I know you are with me and all of us that you love always. Merry Christmas Mom - I hope you are celebrating Jesus's birthday with Him in Heaven. I love you, and will cherish the day when we can be together once again. Love, Brian
Jo Alm left a message on September 26, 2011:
Its been 9 months since Aunt Kathy left us and I miss her more as the days go by. It truly is sad that she is no longer in our world, but she will forever be in our hearts. I always felt good knowing she was there in her warm and friendly house and I could call or go visit whenever I wanted. She was a crafty person, like me, and I always liked to know what project she was working on next. Her and I had a craft show in her garage about 26 years ago and I will never forget the fun we had. She felt more like a big sister to me and I miss her so very much. I got to go shopping with her, Ann and Aunt Mary on Oct. 23-- 2 months before she died-- and I will always treasure that. We went to thrift stores and she bought me this cute wooden gingerbread boy for a Cristmas decoration. I will treasure it always. I love you Aunt Kathy and miss you sooooo much. Love, Jo
Charlie & Judy Davis left a message on December 31, 2010:
We extend our love and prayers as you remember in celebration the life of a truly amazing lady. Kathy was a blessing to our family; we loved her. She will be missed.
Bev Berg left a message on December 31, 2010:
Dear Wally & family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. I'm a classmate of Kathy & know she will be truly missed at our future reunions. She was certainly a fun & true Trucker backer for our school. I pray that God comfort you always. Sincerely, Bev.(Splitt) Berg
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jeff & Anne Gahr left a message on December 30, 2010:
Wally, Ann, Jenny & Brian: So sorry to hear the sad news! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Kathy was such a warm, kind, caring person who will be missed by so many people. Heaven is a better place today with the addition of her warm heart. We are praying for your family.
Beth & Joe Jasiak left a message on December 30, 2010:
Ann, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this really rough time.
Bonnie Elliott left a message on December 30, 2010:
Kathy was a wonderful woman and I am honored to have known her. Your obituary was beautiful and everyone now knows what an amazing person she was--you were so fortunate to have her in your lives and she was so grateful to have your family. She will be missed by so very many people.
Dawn Courter left a message on December 29, 2010:
Dear Jenny and family, Your mom was a remarkable woman who was able to positively impact so many people. Although her time with us here on earth should have been longer, she lived every moment to the fullest. She will also live on in each of you, through the fond memories and awesome values she was able to instill over the years. Your mom will also live on as you continue her traditions and share the special memories you all have. Christmas will have a whole new meaning for your family. It will be a time to celebrate the wonderful life you had with your mom. We will never forget your parents hosting the corn roasts, or the time your mom made a batch of delicious x-mas candy for Doug. How sweet was that? Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you! Doug & Dawn Courter
Missy Schlack left a message on December 29, 2010:
Ann, Thinking of you and your family during this time... "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." (Leo Buscaglia)
Matt Zebell left a message on December 29, 2010:
Unlike many of you, I never had the privilege of meeting Kathy. But I know from everything her son Brian has told me that she was a wonderful and caring human being. She will be greatly missed, but know that her memorial to all of us is that the world is a better place because she lived in it.
Denise and Dick Haight left a message on December 29, 2010:
Dear Wally and family, Our hearts go out to you and to your entire family. I can't imagine the world without Kathy in it! We both wish that we could be there with you tomorrow for Kathy's service. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Jill Birschbach left a message on December 29, 2010:
Dear Ann and Family, I was so sad to hear about your mom's passing from Michelle. I was privileged to meet her only a few times, but I could tell she was a very special lady. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry I won't be able to see you in person and give you a hug, but we have a very long day of travel scheduled for us. Praying for God's peace and comfort for you and your family. With deepest sympathies, Jill
Kelly left a message on December 28, 2010:
We are so sorry for your loss. What a special lady and special family!! You know by the great sadness you are all feeling that there was, and is so much joy and happiness in your family. Kathy and Wally raised a wonderful family, her traditions and wonderful qualities will continue and shine in each one of you. We will miss seeing Kathy's smiling face at the school functions, especially cheering on Julia and the basketball team. Sincerly, the Evers'
Stacy Krueger left a message on December 28, 2010:
Dear Ann and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She certainly made me feel at home when I did visit. Amazing is the right word to describe your mother! She has made this world a better place. Her enthusiasm for life was easy to see. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Stacy Krueger
Diane Lutz left a message on December 28, 2010:
Dear Family of Kathy, I cannot express my sad feelings about losing Kathy. I am also one of the Anderson family, Doris's daughter, and losing Kathy is one of my sadest days. Our family reunion will never be the same. No one lit up the room like Kathy. My fondest memory of Kathy (I'm 11 days older) was when I had my son Billy. My husband and I have waited 13 years to have him. He was such a miracle and who should call be at the hospital with best wishes. Kathy. It meant so much to me because I really didn't hardly know her. You are so right, she was and always will be amazing. God bless you all. Love Diane
gene gehl left a message on December 28, 2010:
Wally---My condolences to you and your children. Although there is never a good time, you guys are all too young for this. I continue to remember you all in a good light. gene gehl
Traci Schultz-Brennan left a message on December 28, 2010:
To my former childhood friend and neighbors: Ann and Jenny and Brian, I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I remember having so much fun at your house when we were kids. I hope God comforts all of you in this sorrowful time. Traci Schultz-Brennan
Lois Sarver left a message on December 28, 2010:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Schreiber left a message on December 28, 2010:
Yes, the world is a better place because of Kathy Laehn. She was a dear friend and neighbor, and I will miss our visits especially talking about our crafts, hanging clothes on the line, and our family. Wally, Ann, Jenny and Brian- you have my deepest, deepest sympathy. She was the greatest.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Poppe left a message on December 28, 2010:
There are no words to express my sadness for the loss of this wonderful friend, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a great neighbor once, and always my friend, even over the miles. I am grateful to have spent time with her the end of September and will NEVER forget her or her smiling face! May God give you strength and may your wonderful, wonderful memories of this very special lady sustain you. She truly did make the world a better place! With deepest sympathy and prayers, Mary
Terry Wirth left a message on December 28, 2010:
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rick Rach left a message on December 28, 2010:
Wally, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. We were so very sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Rick & Liz Rach
Brian Laehn left a message on December 28, 2010:
Mom, I love you so very much. You are my true best friend! You have been the best Mom a Son could ever have. I am the person I am today because of you! You taught me so many things & I miss you so much already. I can't thank you enough for all the love you have given to us through the years! You are with us each and every day! I am so thankful to have Ann, Jenny, and Dad - they are the best sisters and Dad anyone could ever have. We will never forget all the amazing things you have done for your friends and family. I also want to thank all of our friends and family that have been so supportive and have prayed for my Mom, visited her, and who continue to show their support and celebrate my Mom's amazing life. You all mean so much to me! When God decides, we will all see you again in Heaven. Until then, we will honor you and cherish every memory we have spent with you! We love you Mom - you are so special to us! I love you so very much, Your Loving Son - Brian
Kim (Griesbach) Lotten left a message on December 28, 2010:
Wally, Ann, Jenny, & Brian... I don't know how to express my deepest sympathy to each of you. I know the strength of your family will get you through this terrible time. I have so many wonderful memories of your mom... from carpool rides, to "jury duty" babysitting days to endless summer days in our backyards... what a woman! Your family is in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. Love, Kim
Morrow's left a message on December 28, 2010:
Our deepest sympathy is with you all during this difficult time. The obituary was beautifully written and defined the celebration of Kathy's life. I didn't know your mom real well, but because we came to know Brian, Jenny, and Ann, we know what a wonderful person she was. May the strength that she had and her love of life live on in each of you. Thinking of you today and always. Tami and Jeremy
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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