Catherine "Kye" Engler, 82, of Fort Dodge passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery at a later date. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 Monday with a Rosary at 4:30 and a vigil at 7:00at the funeral home.
Catherine is survived by her husband, Jack; sons, Bruce (Dorothy) of Bloomington, MN and Michael (Helaine) of Fort Dodge; daughters, Karen (Lonnie) Jensen of Lake In the Hills, IL; Julie (Adolph) Kochendorfer of Fort Dodge; and Jane (Brian) Yung of Sioux City; grandchildren, Conrad and Theresa Engler; Tyler and Kylie Jensen; Alecia and John Engler; Veronica Hollister; Jackson Kochendorfer; Ally, Lauren, and Caroline Yung; brother, John J. McDonald of Fort Dodge and sister, Mary Trusty of Ankeny.
Catherine Marie McDonald was born March 15, 1930 in Emmetsburg. As a young girl her family moved to Storm Lake, where she began her education. The family later moved to Fort Dodge, where she continued her schooling at Corpus Christi Academy and graduated in 1948. After her education she worked for O'Connor Insurance as a secretary. On May 2, 1953 she was united in marriage to John "Jack" Engler and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. From 1971 to 1989 Kyewas employed at Land O'Lakes.
She loved St. Edmond and Briar Cliff University basketball or any special interests her grandchildren were involved in. She was an all-around avid sports fan.
Kye will be deeply missed by her family and will always be remembered for her positive attitude and beautiful smile. Her passion and greatest blessing is her husband, Jack of 59 years, her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed all family gatherings and her door was always open.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.