Kathryn ‘Kay’ Weissert
Kathryn ‘Kay’ Weissert
Nov. 7, 1923-Feb. 16, 2012
TIPPECANOE — Kathryn “Kay” Weissert, 88, of Tippecanoe, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at 5:11 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Kay was born the daughter of Ralph Reed and Lois Hite Reed Nov. 7, 1923 in Bourbon Township, Marshall County and was a resident of the area all of her life. She was a graduate of Bourbon High School, in the class of 1941. She also attended South Bend Business College of Commerce and worked at St. Joseph Bank and Trust Company of South Bend prior to her marriage.
Kathryn farmed all her life along with her husband and son who operated Weissert Dairy Farm. She was active keeping books and with daily farming operations. She was a very active person belonging to Daughters of the American Revolution, Tippecanoe Home Economics Club, Marshall County Historical Society Board of Directors, past member of the Marshall County Past Presidents Club. She enjoyed genealogy, dairy farming, cooking and baking for her famous family dinners, flowers and gardening, her companion her cat, and she was an avid Notre Dame fan. Kay was a member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church.
April 28, 1945 she married Kenneth LaMar Weissert who died Jan. 2, 1981. She is survived by her two daughters; Linda and husband Marvin Overmyer of Rochester, Pam and husband Tim Beam of Maineville, Ohio and a son Michael and his wife Cathy Weissert of Tippecanoe along with three grandchildren; Melissa and husband Paul Rosswurm, Amanda and husband Michael McHugh, Brian Beam, two stepgrandchildren: Rick and wife Teresa Overmyer and Mike and wife Deborah Overmyer, four great-grandchildren: Evan, Renee, Claire and Lucas Rosswurm four stepgreat-grandchildren: Christine, Jennifer, Jason and Amanda Overmyer; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Kay was preceded in death by a sister Eleanor Scherrer.
The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry officiating.
Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.
The family requests memorial contributions to: Marshall County Historical Society in her memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.