Kathy Lee Hettich, 63, passed away in her home on Jan 29th, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Kathy put up a brave fight against her illness and refused to let it diminish her spirit.
Kathy was born July 18th, 1949 in Milwaukee, WI. Kathy was the daughter of the late Peter and Hazel (Basford) Doyle. Kathy attended Waupaca High School and resided in Sheboygan, WI since 1985. On Nov. 4th 1986, Kathy joined hands in marriage to Charles (Chuck) Hettich in Sheboygan. Chuck was a devoted employee to the City of Sheboygan for over 20 years. He preceded her in death December 23, 2005. During that time, Kathy enjoyed being a homemaker devoting her time to her children and grandchildren. Kathy also enjoyed gardening, cooking and playing card games with her family.
She is survived by her loving children Patricia Thorne (Eric), John Thorne (Risha), Shane Thorne (Kathy), Kristine Thorne – Cornell, Sheboygan; step daughters Kari Hettich, Milwaukee; and Kristine Hettich, Janesville; her beloved grandchildren John and Joshua Senft, Shawano; Jenny Senft, Bancroft; Ashley Stephens, Ripon; Zachary Salvetta, Kaila Cornell, Ezra Cruz, Jacob Thorne, Charlie Thorne, Collin Thorne and Hazel Thorne, Sheboygan; her great grandchildren Mason, Tyson and Elijah Senft, Bancroft; and her brothers Peter “Buck” (Donna) Doyle, Sheboygan; Edgar “Tiger” Doyle, Stevens Point; and sister Vicki (Dan) Quimby, Weyauwega. She was preceded in death by her brother Dennis and her sister Jacci.
A private service with the family has been held. Kathy had a strong faith in God as well as a great sense of humor and offered this wisdom during her final days “don’t be sad, nobody makes it out of this world alive”. Kathy’s family would like to thank Dr’s Pawlak and DeTrana as well as the staff from St. Nicholas Hospital for their outstanding care and support. In addition, they are thankful for the remarkable care provided from the St. Nicholas hospice care group particularly Angie, Amy and Ally. Please visit zimmerfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences