In memory of
Kathryn M. Wilhelm
Kathryn M. Wilhelm 1938—2016 Kathryn M. Wilhelm, 77, Rockford, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Presence Cor Marie. Born October, 13, 1938, in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Morris and Helen (Bruemmer) Clark. She was a member of New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church. Kathryn graduated in 1956, from Beloit Memorial High School and received her RN from Swedish American School of Nursing and her BSN from Rockford University. Throughout her career, she practiced hospital, clinical, home health care nursing and taught CNA classes for Swedish American Hospital until her retirement in 2001. She married the love of her life, John on June 6, 1959. Lovingly, they raised their two children and were the best grandparents to three grandchildren. Kathryn loved to travel. Among numerous family cross country driving vacations, she and John visited Niagara Falls, Las Vegas, Disney World, Europe and Israel. She also had a passion for craft fairs at which she and John looked for treasures throughout the Midwest. She was devoted to her husband and family and will be dearly missed. Survivors include husband, John; son, Gary (Diane) Wilhelm; daughter, Karyn (Mike) Theisen; grandchildren, Nate and Becca Theisen and Taylor Martin, Predeceased by parents. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2016, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church in her memory. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Send online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com
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