Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Catherine Katie Zirbes, age 86, who died Friday at Cherrywood Advanced Living in Richmond. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Rockville.
Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16th at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 10:15 a.m., Monday morning at the funeral home.
Katie was born in Union Grove Township to Blasius and Anna (Meyer) Scheierl. She married Elmer Zirbes on May 1, 1951 in St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, MN. Katie worked at the Persian Supper Club for over 20 years before retiring. She loved spending summers at the flea markets, and winters crafting. Katie enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, and crafting. Spending time with her grandkids was a highlight. She taught them how to survive a card game and enjoy apple pies.
Survivors include her children, Judith (Zirbes) Leatherwood, Linda Zirbes (James Novak), and Larry (Luann) Zirbes; sister, Carol (Matt) Lahr; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer (July, 2012); sister, Marie Lahr; brothers, George, Sylvester, Joseph, Henry, Anton, William, John, and infant William.
The family would like to thank Cherrywood Advanced Living in Richmond for the care Katie received.
Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN.