Catherine Faufau

Catherine A "Kate" Faufau

1930 - 2020

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Obituary of Catherine A Faufau

Catherine (Kate) Faufau, 90, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau. Catherine was born on November 3, 1930 in Merrill to Robert and Katherine (Kingsley) Hickey. At age 3 she moved to Tomahawk where she grew up at Hickey's Resort (now Happy Snapper) in Tomahawk. She married Forest "Forrie" Faufau on October 1, 1949 in Tomahawk where they lived and raised their six children. Catherine was a dedicated caregiver. Throughout her life she was involved in the beginning of numerous quality of life assistance programs, specifically those for the developmentally disabled, the Alzheimer's Foundation in Green Bay and construction of the Tomahawk Disability Center. Catherine and Forrie lived in Tomahawk, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Minocqua while Forrie was employed with Wisconsin Public Service. Following retirement, during the winter months they lived on their boat in the Florida Keys. During summer months they resided closer to family in Minocqua. In 2004 they settled in Green Bay with sons Mike and Jeff. After the passing of Forrie, February 28, 2018, Catherine moved back to Tomahawk. Surviving Catherine are 4 children: Robert (Betty) Faufau of Spirit, WI; Kathleen (Dan) Kaul of Livingston, MT; James (Michelle) Faufau of Big Canoe, GA; John (Lola) Faufau of Little Falls, MN. She was blessed to have 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrie; sons Michael and Jeffrey Faufau; and four sisters: Bobbie Nyberg, Evelyn Wright, Dorothy Heldt, and Alice Cortwright. The Funeral Service will be offered on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 12:00 pm from St. Mary's Catholic Church with Deacon Dave Bablick officiating. The family will receive friends at St. Mary's Church from 10:30 am until the time of Mass at noon. If you don't feel comfortable attending, there is a zoom link listed below. Krueger Family Funeral Home is caring for the family. You may view the obituary and share online condolences at Kruegerfamilyfuneral.com. ------------------------------------------------ Topic: Catherine Faufau Funeral Service Time: Dec 17, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86001448718?pwd=R1ozdUh2eHdPNDdDNWQwR0E1dkt3QT09 Meeting ID: 860 0144 8718 Passcode: Faufau
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Thursday
17
December

Visitation

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2020
St. Mary Catholic Church
320 E Washington Avenu
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States
Thursday
17
December

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2020
St. Mary Catholic Church
320 E Washington Avenu
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States
Thursday
17
December

Burial

1:20 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Calvary Cemetery
County Road S
Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States