Kathleen Duffrin, 82, died Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington where she had been a resident for several years.
She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 21, 1922 to John and Celia Niederkorn Lauters. On July 22, 1961 she married Leo J. Duffrin, III of Marinette, Wisconsin. Throughout the years Kathy held many jobs including at the Telephone company and AC Spark Plug Company. Later she worked in the storeroom at Miller Brewing, on the line at Simplicity Manufacturing and then as an attendance counselor at Port Washington High School. Her husband Leo preceded her in death October 12, 1978.
Kathleen is survived by her children Janie (Frank) Janeshek of Mobile, AL, Leo J. (Ruth) Duffrin, IV of Port Washington, Wisconsin and the late Eloise (John) Suker of Vermont. Further survived by 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Her husband Leo, daughter Eloise, brother Harvey, 3 grandchildren and and infant daughter precede her in death.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Allan Sommer at 7 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at St. Mary’s Church, Port Washington. Visitation will be from 4 – 6:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral home with a rosary at 4 pm. Interment parish cemetery. Memorials to Heartland Hospice Bereavement Fund (1072 Gateway Court, West Bend, WI 53095) appreciated.