Kathryn E. Armstrong, 94, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at her residence under the care of St. Croix Hospice.
Kathryn was born March 11, 1927 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Gilbert and Alisha (Mondeau) Mower. Kathryn graduated from McDonell Memorial High School in 1944 and Eau Claire Teachers College in 1946. She was an elementary school teacher for many years as well as a YMCA Daycare provider for countless children in the area. Kathryn was a lifetime member of Notre Dame Church.
On August 23, 1952, Kathryn married Richard Armstrong at Notre Dame Church. Together they lived their Catholic faith, making the lives they touched better because of what they brought to this world. After her husband's early passing, she continued to raise their children instilling strong values and ethics in them. As years went on, she was blessed with many grand and great grandchildren. She found eminent joy in welcoming everyone to her beloved beach each summer to enjoy what God had given her.
Kathryn is survived by one son, Jeff (Kris) Armstrong of Smithville, TX; two daughters, Julie Armstrong of Bern, Switzerland and Laurie (Hunt) Francis of Chippewa Falls; one brother, Gene Mower of Chippewa Falls; eight grandchildren, Jake, Nathan, Sarah, Ramias, Kiah, Janosh, John, Alice; and nine great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Jordy, Levi, Austin, Brooke, Collins, Lenny, Moritz and Lara.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; one brother, Charles E. Mower; and one sister, MaryAnn Rud.
A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 10 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Jesse Burish will be celebrant of the Memorial Mass. Inurnment will be in Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 10 at Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls.
Memorials in Kathryn's name to McDonell High School or Notre Dame Church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Croix Hospice's dedicated team of caregivers.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
A Memorial Mass for Kathryn E. Armstrong was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 10 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.
The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the Memorial Mass and officiated at the prayers of inurnment in Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Music during the Mass was provided by Sarah Ruf and the Chant Choir, David and Sue Van de Loo and trumpet was played by John Francis.
Urn bearers were Sarah Andrus, Jacob and Nathan Armstrong, John Francis, Charlie and Katelyn Rud.
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