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Kathryn Wheaton

April 9, 2016

Life Sketch for Kathryn L. Wheaton


Kathryn L. Wheaton, 79, died on Friday, April 15th at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas


She was born on December 14, 1936 to Royal and Wilhelmina (Rudginsky) Berggren in Menominee, Michigan.


Kathryn worked in many positions throughout her working career.  She grew up on a farm and had a strong work ethic.  She loved to joke, laugh and share her opinions with other people. She took great care of her children and grandchildren.  She loved family gatherings and just being with her whole family brought her great joy and satisfaction.  Her family will remember Kathryn as a wonderful cook, seamstress, and mother; but most especially remember her love and commitment to them.


She is survived by her children: David (Bobbie) Wheaton, Carolyn (Curt) Kuntz, Cheryl (Dennis) Brown, Cindy (Gary) Glasscock, and Karen (Bob) Van Horn; brothers: John and Franklin Berggren; and twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her father and mother: Royal and Wilhelmina Berggren; brothers: Richard, Carl and Lawrence Berggren; and sister: Alice Green.


Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 19th at the Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, Kansas. The family will greet friends and family from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home. An inurnment will occur at a later date in Michigan.


A memorial has been established for Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 606 N. Main Street, Suite 202, Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.



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