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Catherine ‘Kathy’ Verdi PDF Print E-mail

Catherine “Kathy” Verdi, a life-long area resident, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. She was 78.

Mrs. Verdi was born April 18, 1935, in Phelps to Joseph and Josephine Pete.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; two sons, Scott and Fred Jr.; one daughter, Brenda; parents, Joseph and Josephine Pete; one brother, George; and two sisters, Rose Greenlund and Carol Dykas.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane (Rick) Strobel of Phelps, Joy (David) Stevens of Palmdale, Calif., and Pauline Piechowski of Eagle River;  three brothers, Isacc (Barb) of Phelps, Raymond of Rhine­lander, and Joe (Virginia) of Ironwood, Mich.; six sisters, Lorraine Ceplina of Marinesco, Mich., Loretta (Vern) Thomas of Crivitz, Isabell Golden of St. Germain, Charlene of St. Germain, June (Tom) Strobel of Land O’ Lakes,  LaVerne Lakso of Phelps; and many grand­children and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Eagle River Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:45 AM

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