Joseph Herman Katzfey

Joseph Herman Katzfey

Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph Herman Katzfey, 88, Eudora, will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora. He died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born on September 29, 1924 in Pierce City, MO the sixth of thirteen children to Joseph August and Anna Marie (Witt) Katzfey.

He served his country in the Army during World War II from 1943-1946.

He was a millwright for General Motors for 30 years.

Joseph married Maurine Marie Blechel on September 19, 1946 in Eudora, KS. She preceded him in death October 8, 1996.

Survivors include his children, Robert (Sally) Katzfey, Eudora, Dennis Katzfey, Lawrence, Joyce (Darren) Green, Lawrence, Debbie (Adrian) Fishburn, Lawrence, Rick (Donna) Katzfey, Eudora, Jerry Katzfey, Eudora, Nancy Workman (Pat), Lawrence, James (Debbie) Katzfey, Lee's Summit, MO; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Katzfey, Sarcoxie, MO, Bernard Katzfey, Lawrence; three sisters, Louise Eck, Maryville, MO, Anna Mae Gruber, Eudora and Bernadine Adamson, Sarcoxie, MO. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Janet Nunn, and Marilyn Brunk; and one son, Larry Katzfey and two grandsons.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a parish rosary recited at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Feb. 19, 2013