THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Katherine M. Konop
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Katherine M. (Kathy/Mommers) (Norton) Konop, 70, of Oconto, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at her home.
Born Sept. 25, 1949 in Chicago, Ill., to William and Alice (Talbak) Norton, she married Leigh E. Konop of Lena on Feb. 26, 1972 at First Presbyterian Church in Oconto and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2016. They had three children, twins Christopher and Kimberly, followed by a baby sister, Kelsey.
She loved her children deeply and taught them how to also love deeply. She worked at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay as a Registered Nurse for 37 years in many different departments, ending in the Post-op Surgical Unit on 1 South.
She loved all joyous things in life and even though she was born in Chicago, she loved the Packers and met more Hall of Famers than we could name. In younger days, she loved riding horses and shared many happy stories of her horse-riding days. She was good at telling a jokes, punch line first, was always singing, even if she didn't know the words and had a knack for "enlightening" people's lives with her random, funny and true stories.
More than anything, she loved family and anything to do with her children, grandchildren or sisters. whether extracurricular activities in middle school, quilting bees with her sisters or babysitting her grandchildren, she found joy in being with those she loved.
She is survived by three children, Kimberly (Jacob) Warden, Green Bay, Christopher (Brandi) Konop, Allouez and Kelsey (David) Sohrweide, Appleton; five grandchildren; four siblings and 1 like-sister, Bob (Rita) Norton, Barb (Dick) VanHulle, Donna (John) Malchow, Gerry (Don) Olson and Mardy Norton.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leigh and an older brother, John Norton.
Visitation for friends and family will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 133 Jefferson St, Oconto on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10:30 a.m. until time of a funeral service at noon. Pastor Craig Alwin will officiate, followed by a meal after the service. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto at a later date. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Oconto is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established to benefit First Presbyterian Church of Oconto.