Obituary – Kathleen Louise “Kay” Haberer

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HARTINGTON — Kathleen Louise “Kay” Haberer, 90, Hartington, died July 3, 2014, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation and a Vigil Service were July 6 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, and continued one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial was July 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters, Jana Fischer, Kim Kathol, Stacy Eskins, Aisley Ferguson and Kelsey McGregor.

Active pallbearers were her grandsons, Michael Emanuel, Joel Emanuel, Scott McGregor, Todd McGregor, Kris Kathol and Cale Haberer.

The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, was in charge of arrangements.

Kay was born July 19, 1923, at Hartington, to Casper and Kathryn (Lammers) Koenig. She grew up in the Hartington area and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. Kay contributed to the war efforts during WWII. She moved to Detroit where she assembled B29 bomber planes. She returned to Hartington and married Henry M. “Butch” Haberer Sept. 23, 1947, at Hartington. They farmed east of Hartington and also operated Broadway Lanes from 1970-1978. In 1990, they moved into Hartington.

Kay was a former member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wynot, and is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington. She liked to garden, crochet, read, play cards, especially sheephead, and was a fan of all Husker sports.

Kay is survived by five children and their spouses, Linda and Chuck Kathol, Bonnie and Joseph Emanuel, Carol and Dave McGregor, and Gene and Karen Haberer, all of Hartington; and Gary Haberer and Peggy D’Orio, Clearwater, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Butch, March 21, 1995, at the age of 78; a daughter, Janice Haberer; four grandsons, Taylor and Aaron Emanuel, and John and Daniel Kathol; two brothers, Owen and Adrian Koenig; and a sister, Germaine Koenig.