Catherine R. (Burns) Kleinfelter

Catherine R. (Burns) Kleinfelter, 93, is now able to hear the choirs of angels sing as she was called to her heavenly home Saturday morning, Aug. 2, 2014, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was a lifelong resident of Fostoria.

She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Seneca County, to the late William M. and Anna R. (Lichtle) Burns. She married Joseph I. Kleinfelter Nov. 24, 1949, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died May 14, 1997.

Surviving are six children, Diana (Toby) Schreiner of Toledo, Nancy Weber of Punta Gorda, Florida, Mary Swartz of Tiffin, John (Diane) Kleinfelter of Fostoria, Margaret (Tim) Schalk of New Riegel and Mike (Amy) Kleinfelter of Fostoria; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Alvin; four brothers, Arthur, Eugene, Sylvester and Fr. Alvin Burns C.P.P.S.; two sisters, Rose (Ralph) Kimmet and Evelyn; an infant sister and three infant brothers.

Catherine was a homemaker and had worked at Gray Printing, Fostoria, from 1947-1949. She attended Fox No. 7 and St. Wendelin schools. She was a member of SS. Patrick & Andrew Church, Bascom, and past member of its Rosary-Altar Society. Catherine was a faith-filled woman. She loved her family, especially the little ones. She was known for bringing food to friends, family and neighbors when there was illness, surgery or a death. Almost everyone she touched received beef or chicken and noodles, sugar cookies or tapioca pudding. She was avid at sending cards for special occasions, others’ accomplishments or expressing her sympathy. Her cooking, gardening, preserving fruits and vegetables, and caring for her cats and birds filled her day. She spent her final days at Good Shepherd Home enjoying her “retirement.”

Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, and one hour before the funeral Thursday in Bascom.

Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom, with Fr. Tim Kummerer presiding. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials are suggested to SS. Patrick and Andrew Church, Good Shepherd Home or Community Hospice.

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Catherine R. (Burns) Kleinfelter

Catherine R. (Burns) Kleinfelter, 93, of Fostoria, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.