Sunday, August 3, 2014

Catherine 'Kaye' (Reca) Strauss

Catherine “Kaye” Strauss, age 92, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Catherine was born in Chicago, IL, on November 29, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Nee:  Konrath) Reca.

On June 22, 1957, she was united in marriage to Warren A. Strauss, who preceded her in death on July 28, 1994.  She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church.  She loved roller skating and was still roller skating at 70 years old.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Terese (Steve) Smits of Racine; her two grandchildren, Kristen (Charlie) Starnes of PA, Kathryn Chylla (Jake) Walker of Wauwatosa;  great-grandson, Aleksander Starnes; sister, Dorothy Fischer of FL; two precious nephews, James Reca of TN, Kenneth Reca of IL; nieces, Sandee Young of IL, Doreen Archbold of FL; and other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jacob; and brother-in-law, John Fischer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Friday from 5 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m.  Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Rita Catholic Church or Wheaton Franciscan Hospice have been suggested.

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