In memory of
Mary Katherine Klemenz "Kate" Harang
Mary Katherine "Kate" Klemenz Harang passed away peacefully on June 22, 2019, after a brief illness. She was 94. She was a retired realtor and credit union manager. She was born February 18, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a 1942 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville), and an alumni of The University of Louisville. Kate was a USO volunteer during World War II at Fort Knox, Kentucky. She was a realtor with Waguespack Pratt and then Gertrude Gardner, and was a member of the "Million Dollar Club." She was the second president of the Archbishop Chapelle High School Parents' Club, from 1964-1966. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop leader. She was a contract designer with the D. H. Holmes Contract Decorating Department. She was the manager of the D. H. Holmes Credit Union, and the League Central Credit Union. For more than 15 years, she was the administrator for the Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers. She was a pianist, an organist, and a cellist. She loved to dance, and was a competitive ballroom dancer, winning more than a dozen blue ribbons. She loved to wear hats. Kate was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Edmund E. "Pat" Harang, her parents Andrew and Theresa Klemenz, her brothers Harry Klemenz, Joseph Klemenz, and Robert Klemenz, and her sisters Frances Klemenz Christenson and Elizabeth "Betty" Klemenz Watts. She is survived by her children, Linda S. Harang, Layman L. Harang (Kathy), Allan A. Harang (Michele), and Michael M. Harang (Suzette); her grandchildren Rachel Katherine Harang, Lisa Katherine Regalado, Matthew M. Harang, Andrew A. Harang (Danielle), and Tyler T. Harang; and her great-grandchildren Taylor Katherine McCardle, Axl E. Regalado, and Andrew A. Harang Jr. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Mary Pat Klemenz Brodfehrer, Susan Watts Smith (Raymond), Janice Klemenz, Richard Klemenz, Cathy Klemenz Balbach, and David Klemenz. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family in celebrating a Memorial Mass at 10 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, Louisiana. Visitation will be at St. Rita from 9 am until Mass begins. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you perform a random act of kindness for a stranger in Kate's memory.
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