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Catherine Carolyn Lofy, “Cathy”, 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, at Seasons Hospice, Waukesha.  She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on October 29, 1948, the daughter of the late William and Grace (Nee: Schweppe) Kohrs.

Cathy graduated from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois, “Class of 1966” and went on to UW-Madison where she studied Pre-Med and Zoology.  On June 10, 1972 at St. Florian’s Catholic Church she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Michael G. Lofy.

Cathy was a talented musician sharing her talents as a vocalist, guitarist and organist.  She was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Racine, WI and organist for 23 years. She also played organ at St. Edward’s and Siena Center.  She and Michael were both partners in business as well as in life.  Above all she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Michael; son, Tige (Miria) Lofy of Oak Creek; daughter, Michelle (Ben) Spafford of Kewanee, WI; grandchildren, Alexandra and Aidan; siblings, Richard (Kathy) Kohrs, Joseph (Paulette) Kohrs, David (Vi) Kohrs, Mary (Charlie) Taylor, Michael (Lynn) Kohrs, Cecile (Dennis) Lindell; in-laws, Jeffrey (Patti) Lofy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Steve Varghese officiating.  Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. til 7 p.m. (Rosary at 7 p.m.) and on Saturday at the church, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.   Private interment will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.  Memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been suggested by the family.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Staffs of Seasons Hospice and Aurora Health Care for their loving and compassionate care.


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