Kathleen Ann "Kathy" (Gage) Fiedler, Neenah, WI

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

August 26, 1929 - February 10, 2016

Watch out God, here she comes! Get the paints, brushes and supplies ready - She wants to craft with the Angels! You gave her great years on earth, with a wonderful husband, four great children plus one, and as a bonus 11 beautiful grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen A. (Gage) Fiedler, 86, Neenah, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Cherry Meadows Hospice, Appleton. She was born on Aug. 26, 1929, in Janesville, daughter of Howard and Charlotte (Connell) Gage. Kathy graduated from Janesville High School, Class of 1948. While in high school Kathy met her soul mate, Don. They were married in 1949, moved to Neenah in 1955, and lived happily ever after. Kathy and Don were foster parents, welcoming in 49 little ones over the years. She volunteered at the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade, Neenah, for many years, including 20 years volunteering at Onaway Island, and even earning the S.F. Shattuck Award for her time and dedication to the Brigade. Many will remember her for leading craft workshops over the years and bringing new crafting ideas to Onaway.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Don; four children: Nancy (Rick) Taylor of Neenah, Mary Hamann of Oshkosh, Christopher “Chris” (Darcie) Fiedler of Kaukauna, Jimmy Immel of Menasha; 11 grandchildren: Teresa (Troy) Buss, Brian (Katie) Fiedler, Angela (Ryan) LaCount, Erin (Todd) Arnold, David (Laura) Taylor, Justin (Elizabeth) Finch, Jason (Carissa) Finch, Tiffany Schmalz, Ryan L. Hamann, Brittany (fiance Jordan Schroeder) Fiedler, and Christopher (Amanda) Fiedler; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard (Janice) Gage and Charles (Marie) Gage; a sister-in-law, Sister Mary Louise Fiedler; and many other relatives and friends. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Paula Fiedler; and a brother, Jack Gage.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 809 S. Commercial St., Neenah, with Rev. Catherine A.K. Mode officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton. Visitation will be held Thursday at the CHURCH from 9 until 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade, Neenah.

Kathleen’s family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Cherry Meadows for their kindness and compassion.

To my children - You didn’t grow under my heart, but in it! You made my life complete!

I am only going Home now to meet my Lord and my Heavenly Family. I want to thank all my dear friends and relatives for the joy they gave me here on earth, especially Joan.

Good bye for now - until we meet again, Love Kathleen.


304 S. Commercial St., Neenah 920-722-6464


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