Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

1783 East Keating Ave, Muskegon, MI


Catherine Marie Kitchen

January 23, 1950July 14, 2020

Catherine Marie Kitchen age 70 of Twin Lake, Mi passed comfortably on July 14, 2020 after two long years of battling cancer in Spring Lake, Mi. Catherine, who everyone knew as "Cathie" was born on January 23, 1950 in Muskegon, Mi to the late Vernon Kitchen and Irene (Ostrowski) Lindsay. Cathie graduated from Mona Shores in 1968 and went onto Business College of Muskegon, later renamed to Baker College. She began working for Reeths Puffer Schools in 1988 as a recruiter for adult education and later became a paraprofessional for behavioral challenged and cognitive impaired children throughout the district. Everyone knew "Ms Kitchen" and loved her welcoming personality. She was known for her cordinating outfits, collection of purses, and sharing her "teacher chocolates" at lunch. Ms Kitchen retired from Reeths Puffer Schools in 2013 but remained close with her colleagues turned friends throughout the years and had monthly retirement lunches together. She is survived by her significant other of 41 years, Paul Lindsay and her two children, Aaron (Julie) Kitchen and Andrea (Joshua) Brooks. She is also survived by her parents, the late Vernon Kitchen and Irene (Ostrowski) Lindsay. Cathie is survived by her brothers, Pat (Gwen) Kitchen, Paul (Carol) Kitchen, Rob Kersch, Mike (Joanne) Kitchen and her sister, Annette (Malcolm) Ortiz. Cathie was very close to her grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them, Christian, Caitlyn, Rylee, Landyn, Aubree, and Carter. She is also survived by her great friend and sister in law, Diana (Greg) Lindsay as well as many other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, in laws, her co workers that became family, and her fur baby, Rocky. Cathie is preceded in death by her father, Vernon, mother in law, Blanche, father in law, Howard, brother in law, Brian, sister in law, Nancy, and nephew, Phillip. The family will be having a celebration of life for Cathie at a later date. In leiu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society to help others fight and one day, find a cure!


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Diana Lindsay

July 21, 2020

Paul, Andrea, Aaron
I'm so sorry for your loss she will be missed! But she is with our Lord now.

Venia Kuzyk

July 21, 2020

Cathie and I were very good friends for a long time. Her and I would catch some rays in my back yard while our toddler boys Aaron and John would run around us on their big wheels. We would sip iced tea or kool-aid with the kids and talk for hours on end. Cathie and I kinda went our own way and lost track of each other for a while but reconnected on Facebook. I’ll never forget Cathie. ,,,,,,,Venia 💔

Nancy Stolzenburg

July 20, 2020

We have been friends since we were babies, sharing toys in the same playpen while our parents played cards. Made memories in high School together. I will miss your sweet face and will think of you often, my dear friend .... and will see you again some day ...Love you forever , Nancy Singler Stolzenburg ....Billings, Montana

patricia kitchen

July 20, 2020

For the loving family of Cathie. I just wanted to share my sympathy for everyone included in the life of Cathie. She was a very special person and always had a smile on her face. You are all very lucky to have had her in your life. Now she can be at peace forever.