Kathryn W. Bartol, age 89, of Port Washington, WI died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Harbor Club in Port Washington where she had resided since 2015.

She was born December 13, 1929 in Port Washington to Henry and Rose Paulus Bartol. After attending St. Mary’s Catholic School, she graduated from Port Washington High School. Kathryn was an independent woman with a mind for politics and current events. She was proud to be Executive Secretary for owner William Niederkorn at Simplicity Manufacturing Company for over 50 years.

She lived at the Sturm Apartments on Montgomery Street and loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. When they were young, they would visit often, attending many sleepovers. A quiet woman, Kathryn enjoyed relaxing in her yard. She loved living in Port Washington with its change of seasons and the Lake. When she moved to the Harbor Club, Kathryn remained active, making many friends.

She is survived by her sister Lucille (the late Walter) Weidner, her nieces and nephews Richard (Lisa) Krier, Paul (Penny) Krier, Mary (Edward) Michael, Charles (Linda) Weidner, Clare Weidner, Ann (Jim) Boulay, Dr. John (Caroline) Weidner and Virginia (the late Jim) Clark; other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her sister Lorraine Krier, her brother John Bartol, her parents and nephews Tom Krier, Scott Krier and Wally Krier.

Memorial Services will be held at Noon Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Pastoral Associate Kelly Lemens will preside. Family will receive friends from 10:30 to Noon Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.

Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.



  1. My sincere sympathies to you all. Kathryn was a great Lady!!! I bowled in a league with her many years ago. She was a great teacher when I took over the St. Mary’s Bingo Program Books from her. She could not have been more willing and helpful to me. 🙂 May she rest in peace!!!

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss! I wrote Kathryn frequently and had hoped to visit her when we come to Port in July. Much love and sending prayers for her journey. My parents, and all who went before, will be there waiting for her with open arms.🙏. ❤️ Peace and love,
    Nancy Schmit Hegedus

  3. Thinking of all you! Such a fun and amazing Lady.

  4. Lucille and Family: Our sincerest sympathy to you and
    your family. She is home!

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