Sunday, December 9, 2012

Catherine (Hajinia) Mikaelian

Surrounded by her loving family, Catherine Mikaelian, age 89, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Catherine was born in South Milwaukee on June 4, 1923, daughter of the late Sarkis and Tamam Hajinian.

On January 15, 1955, at St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church she was united in marriage to Kay Mikaelian. Catherine was a longtime active and dedicated member of St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and belonged to the Women’s Guild and, for many years, sang in the Choir and taught Sunday School. Catherine retired from Walker Manufacturing Company. She will be fondly remembered as an excellent cook who devoted and cherished times with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband, Kay; her children, Leslie (Don) Nelson, Brian (Marisa) Mikaelian; her grandchildren, Trenton and Melina Nelson, Thaddeus and Simone Mikaelian; sister, Mary Chobanian; brother, Garbo (Darla) Hajinian; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lucy Hajinian, Andrew (Marcella) Mikaelian, Alice Mikaelian, Sam Mikaelian; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Nazar Hajinian; and brothers-in-law, Hachig Chobanian and Tod Mikaelian.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 4605 Erie St., with Rev. Yeprem Kelegian officiating. Interment will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church have been suggested.

A special thank you to St. Monica’s staff for their loving and compassionate care.

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