Catherine Viola Kwasny, 99, of Forsyth, Illinois, passed away at 6:21 pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service to celebrate Catherine’s life will be at 1:00 pm Monday, July 10, 2017 at
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Decatur, Illinois, with Rev. Russell Weise officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois. Memorials in Catherine’s name may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Catherine was born in December of 1917, in Warrensburg, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Clara Binkley. She had eight brothers and sisters. Catherine attended school in Warrensburg and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1931. She worked at Hi Flyer Kite Factory, Oaks Products Company and during World War II, at Wagner Casting Company. She loved to spend time in the garden and yard. She enjoyed the outdoors whether camping, hunting, or fishing. She bowled for many years in two leagues and continued her love for bowling as an avid Wii bowler on the Hickory Point Christian Village team. She enjoyed being with her family and rarely missed a family gathering. Catherine married Robert William Kwasny in May of 1935. Robert preceded her in death after seventy-two years of marriage.
Surviving are her three children- Nancy Miller, Sandra (David) Shinn, of Findlay, Illinois, Ronald (Jacqueline) Kwasny of Bloomington, Illinois, five grandchildren-Jodi (Donald) Doyle, Brian (June) Miller, Lance (Lisa) Kwasny, Curtis (Myka) Shinn, Matthew Shinn, fourteen great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, husband, son-in-law, Wilbur Miller, and one great grandchild.
The family would like to thank Hickory Point Christian Village and staff, Haven Hospice and DMH Hospice for their care and support to our mother and our family.
Catherine has been a faithful and active lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Her confirmation verse is Revelation 2:10 “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life”. These words are certainly true. Catherine has gone to be at peace in the arms of her Lord and Maker where she awaits to once again be reunited with all who believe.