Colleen Krueck (Cathers)

Burial Date:

June 30, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

July 13, 1920 - June 27, 2017

Funeral Home:

Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)


Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)

Colleen Krueck (nee: Cathers), 96 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home, following a brief illness.
She was born July 13, 1920 in Lorain, Ohio where she resided for most of her life. Colleen also lived in Alliance and Cuyahoga Falls prior to returning to Lorain in 1970. Amherst has been her home since 2015.
Colleen worked outside the home at many jobs, but her primary focus in life was that of a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of TOPS of Amherst where she accomplished the status of KOPS for over 40 years. Her hobbies included bowling, playing cards and crossword puzzles. Colleen also enjoyed exercising, swimming, walking and golf.
Survivors include her son Joel Krueck (Carol) of Amherst; her daughter Dr. Diane Mahoney (Richard) of Cape Cod, MA; her grandchildren Nicole Neuhoff, Melody Peterson and Robbson Bolt; her great grandchildren Mitchell, Matthew, Kelsey and Cori, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years Elmer F. Krueck in 2002; her companion of thirteen years Bill Mansfield; her sisters Betty Reisinger and Rena Schultz; and her parents George and Carrie Cathers (nee: Plumb).
Friends may call Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
The family would like to thank the staff at Amherst Manor for the loving care they provided to their mother.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to National Parkinson Foundation; Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or Crohns and Colitis Foundation; 4700 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131.
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