In Memory of Katherine Pace


10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday June 23, 2018
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm
Saturday June 23, 2018
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

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Katherine Ann Pace, age 83, of River Falls, WI passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls, WI. Katherine was born on March 8, 1935 in Pierce County, WI to William and Anne (Cotter) Kirchner. She was a graduate of Prescott High School. On March 2, 1954 Katherine was united in marriage to Claude Pace. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Michael, Sherry, and William. Katey worked in food service in the River Falls community for many years, working for the River Falls School District, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and St. Bridget’s Catholic School.
Family was an important of Katey’s life, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved softball and played on a softball league until she was 60 years old. She also enjoyed bowling league, playing cards and trips to the casino.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anne Kirchner; husband, Claude Pace; grandson, Patrick Pace, daughter-in-law, Molly Pace; brothers, Bill, John and Chuck Kirchner; sisters, Agnes Johnson, Mary Alice Peterson, Inez Baker, and Charlene Kirchner; sister-in-law, Donna (Pace) and her husband Bob Bernard.
Katherine is survived by her children, Mike (Amy Parnell) Pace, Sherry (Duane) Bruggeman, Bill (Jules) Pace; grandchildren, Joe Pace, Shannon (Tony) Tellin, Michelle (Joe) Engel, David (Morgan) Bruggeman, Aimee Pace, Sarah Bruggeman; her siblings, Jim Kirchner, Esther Kirchner, Ruth Kirchner, Helen Fasbender, Raymond (Christine) Kirchner; many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St., River Falls, with Fr. Gerald Harris officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at the church. Interment will take place St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644.

Katherine's Tribute Wall

Tributes (5):

  • My grandma was one of the greatest women alive. i have learned a ton from her. Some domt like our mouths to tell it straight forward but she always had my back. I still have tons of her wisdom in me. Only two things maybe three now come in small packages like grabdpa Claude said, ypur grandma and TNT!

  • Sherry and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that she is at peace and back with the love of her life Claude. She was a awesome lady and a fierce pitcher on the mound.

  • Played softball for many years with Katie and Sherry. Katie was awesome on that pitchers mound. She was lots of fun too. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Some of my best times growing up, were spent at my Aunt Katie’s. Never seen her upset no matter what kind of mischief we were in. No tears for you. You were too joyful of a person. Love you Auntie

  • I have known Katie for many years she was a fun loving great lady, her daughter Sherry is a very dear friend , I am so sorry for your loss, we love all you guys