Catherine Von Hatten


Catherine Von Hatten, age 92 of Breese and formerly of Beckemeyer, passed away at Breese Nursing Home on Monday, September 12, 2016.

Mrs. Von Hatten was born on October 13, 1923, in Carlyle, a daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Hempen) Huels. She married Adolph A. Von Hatten at St. Theresa’s Church in Marydale on October 21, 1947. Mr. Von Hatten preceded her in death on July 27, 1995.

Catherine is survived by her children – Robert Von Hatten and wife Elaine of Lexington, Kentucky, Don Von Hatten and wife Gail of Carlyle, and Rita Litteken and husband Dennis of Breese; a daughter-in-law – Geri Von Hatten of Breese; 13 grandchildren – Jason, Keith, Heather, Danielle, Liz, Ashley, Katie, Melissa, Phillip, Daniel, Douglas, Jamie, and Rudy; and 11 great grandchildren – Caleb, Avery, Taylor, Reid, Abrie, Jillian, Elexandra, Elexia, Madison, Parker, and Keaton. She is also survived by 2 brothers – Matthew Huels and wife Rita and Edward Huels and wife Nancy; and her in-laws – Betty Huels, Henry “Eddie” Becker, Bernice and Orville Rueter, Ben and Alice Von Hatten, and Marcella Grapperhaus.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents – Paul and Elizabeth Huels; a daughter – Linda Kay Von Hatten; a son – Daniel Von Hatten; her sisters – Olive Becker and Sr. Joette Huels, P.H.J.C; her brothers – Louis Huels, Paul Huels, and Carl Huels; and her in-laws – Elmer and Margaret Von Hatten, Bill and Joetta Von Hatten, Bernard Grapperhaus, Urban and Gladys Von Hatten, Mary Ann and Ted Borgelt, and Don Kauling.

Mrs. Von Hatten graduated from Carlyle High School and then worked at Wee Walker Shoe Factory. She was also a housekeeper at Carlyle Healthcare Center and helped at her daughter’s daycare business. Catherine was a member of St. Felicitas Church in Beaver Prairie and St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer. She was always a devoted housewife, homemaker, and a great mom.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at St. Felicitas Church in Beaver Prairie with Fr. Lawrence Nickels, officiating. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle on Thursday morning from 9:00 – 11:30 A.M. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Von Hatten are suggested to Mater Dei High School and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home.

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