OBITUARY

Kathy A. Schatner

June 6, 1941February 19, 2021

Kathy Ann Schatner, age 79, went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 19, 2021. She will be remembered by her husband, Thomas Schatner; children Dawn Stauffer, Michele (Chris) Layle, and Cindy (Mike) Heilmann; grandchildren Alysha (Jim), Rachael (Alex), Mandy (Tony), Alexandra, Samantha, Taylor, Tyler (Kayla), Carrin, Sierra, and Megan; great-grandchildren Noah, Trinity, and Toryn and Evelyn on the way; sister-in-law, Rose (Harley) Huffman; many nieces, nephews, and friends. On June 6, 1941 Kathy was born to Alfred “Fritz” and Betty Heibel. Kathy was an only child, but was never without friends growing up. In fact, her friends became her brothers and sisters. In November of 1963, she met Tom Schatner, who was home on leave from the USAF. It was love at first sight. Tom went back to Georgia for ten months. On September 5, 1964 they were wed at Holy Name Church. They moved to Savannah, Georgia, where they had their first child, Dawn. After moving to Illinois, daughter number two, Missy, was born. In 1968, they moved back to Michigan and later had daughter number three, Cindy. Tom and Kathy had ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and another one on the way. They were married for 57 years of pure joy.

A Funeral Mass for Kathy will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315. Msgr. William Duncan will be officiating. In honor of Kathy and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Sebastian Cemetery. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresbyron.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Sebastian Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Memories

Kathy A. Schatner

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Bernie Zomberg

February 23, 2021

I worked with Kathy at Notions. Had many fun lunches together.
She was always friendly and pleasant to work with. Also knew her folks and Uncle Cletus and Margie. Sincerest sympathy to all of you. Am sure she is missed by all.
Bernie Zomberg

Laura Bieber

February 23, 2021

Mr. Schatner, Dawn, Missy, Cindy - I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was my favorite Truckin' Turtles camping mom. I have many great memories of times spent around pools and campfires during our years of camping together. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Hegewald

February 22, 2021

Kathy was one of a group of women who "adopted" me in my early years at Notions. I would join them in the break room for breaks and lunch. I remember her smiling and laughing a lot during those times. My condolences to her family - moms are special.

Jeanne Lutzke

February 22, 2021

Kathy was one of my best friends for 40 years. From kids, grandkids and enjoyed sharing her great grandchildren. Will miss her every day. My thoughts are with Tom, and the family!

Janice O’Brien

February 22, 2021

I worked with Kathy at Notions for many years. She was very friendly and great to work with. Fond memories. Sincere sympathies to all her family.

Julie Didion

February 22, 2021

Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kathy was a true gem and we are sure going to miss her. Dave and Julie Didion🙏❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY