Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI


Kathleen M. Hartrick

February 26, 1943June 17, 2020

Kathleen M. Hartrick age 77, passed away June 17, 2020. Beloved mother of Thomas (Michelle Chabot) Zussa and Jennifer (Kyle) Erne; dear sister of Joan Carpenter, sister-in-law Ann Spybrook, brother-in-law Michael Vitale, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and her grand pup Rosie. She is predeceased by her parents Margaret and Edward Spybrook, brother Frank Spybrook and sisters Margaret (Kenneth) Schoemaker, Bernadette Vitale and husbands William Zussa and Gilbert Hartrick.

Kathleen was a long time member of Sacred Heart Parish in Roseville where she attended and graduated from. After the closing of the parish she joined St. Peter’s in Mt. Clemens. Kathleen was an employee of the 39th district court for 30+ years. Kathleen liked to keep things simple- thus allowing her to enjoy life to its fullest. She loved a good high ball, the water, enjoyed taking trips to Florida and loved to spend her days at Disney World.

A memorial mass in honor of Kathleen will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:30am. St. Peters Catholic Church 95 Market Street, Mt. Clemens MI 48043.


  • Memorial Mass

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


Kathleen M. Hartrick

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Laurie Duquette Huff

July 1, 2020

Oh Kathy, I remember the times we had in our single years. Rose McGuire, Sandy Fluery, my cousin, Annette, and many more. We lost touch over the years but the fun times camping, hayrides and Gabriel's Lounge never were forgotten.
Please be at peace as you join your beloved family and friends.
Laurie Duquette Huff

Christine Capanda

June 30, 2020

I was so sorry to hear the news -- my condolences to the family. My memories are older than most of you -- but for some reason, I wanted to share them with you. Kathy & I went to Sacred Heart together but also enjoyed many hours on our front porch playing games & in our front yard playing catch. I don't have to tell you what a delight she was, even then.

Annette Brown

June 23, 2020

Aunt Kathy, you made my childhood fun. Always with a laugh and a smile or a story to share. You are dearly loved and missed by so many. I will honor your life by prioritizing time spent with family and friends, including everyone in on the adventure. I know I will see you again, until then, keep the party going in Heaven for us!
Love, Annette

Karen Rammalaere

June 23, 2020

Aunt Kathy: Truly the heart of our family, and lucky for us, you have passed on your best traits to Jenny & Tommy - your sense of humor, your compassion, and the love of just BEING TOGETHER and enjoying each other's company. Thank you for the years and years of Christmas parties and Aunts & Cousins vacations!

Aunt Kathy, you always were a straight-shooter - I learned many lessons and surprising facts of life from you. :) Always passed on with humor and sensitivity, of course!

I know I speak for all the Spybrooks when I say you will be dearly, dearly missed. I love you. Hug my Mom, Aunt, Uncle, and Grandma in Heaven for me.

Thomas Zussa

June 20, 2020

Mom, I love you very much and thank you for a wonderful life together. You gave me the best advice and I will carry that with me for the rest of my life. You were a strong Irish Catholic woman and you gave me the tools to deal with all the situations for the rest of my journey. Thank you again and I love you always. Say hi to Grandma Spybrook for me, and I will see you in 35 years.

Mary Jo Estep

June 20, 2020

RIP cousin Kathy, you will be missed. Many memories of Spybrook gatherings going way back; but one of the most recent was just a few years back at one of my 4th of July celebrations when we laughed so hard talking about the past and doing shots of Vanilla Crown to toast for any reason, everything and everybody late into the night. And you were the one to bring to all of the cousins attention that there was an "Auntie Pootsie" that no one else ever heard of or knew she existed (not sure we ever figured it out , but we did have an idea) . What a fun night that was.

Fly high with the Angels.

Susan Hartzell

June 20, 2020

God blessed me the day I was hired in at the 39th District Court. I came to know one of the dearest and most gracious ladies I have ever met in Kathy Hartrick. I will miss her laughter, her serious nature(at times), and her overall love and outlook on life. She had that knack, that panache that always made you feel welcome no matter how bad your day was going. God has called her home. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.