Katharine “Katy” Kemmer, 89, of Sun City, West, AZ, our beloved Wife, Mother, and “Oma” was called to be with the Lord on January 28, 2020. Katharine was born October 13, 1930 in Romania. She immigrated to the US in 1950, where she met her husband Adam Kemmer in 1953. They were married on January 29, 1955 and lived in Michigan where they raised their three children until they retired to Arizona in 1996.
Katharine’s life was dedicated to her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Gardening was a passion for Katy - cultivating flowers, vegetables, and especially roses. She loved travelling with family and friends throughout North America, South America, and Europe. She also took great pride in entertaining, cooking wonderful German dishes, and baking amazing breads, cookies and other desserts.
Katharine is survived by her husband of 65 years, Adam, and her three children, Frank (Lorraine) Kemmer, Monika (Gary) Grewe, Walt (Debra) Kemmer, grandchildren, Andrew (Katlyn), Allison (Brett), Amanda, Adam, Elizabeth, Lauren, Julia, and Diana, and many nephews and nieces whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Peter Lenhardt, and brother Frank Lenhardt (2018).
We give special thanks to the invaluable personnel of Faith Hospice who tended to Katy, making her transition easier for all.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 am on February 8, 2020 at Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 W Camino Del Sol, Sun City West 85375. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Faith Hospice, 426 N. 44th St. Ste. 405, Phoenix, AZ 85008.
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