Katie Schaedig1927 - 2021
Catherine F. Schaedig, known to everyone as Katie, passed into the outstretched arms of our Father on October 1, 2021 at the age of 94, joining her husband, Howard, son-in-law, Tom, and granddaughter, Melissa, who preceded her in death.
She was born to Louis and Katherine Mertz on March 22, 1927 in Rogers City.
She married her high school sweetheart, Howard, on June 5, 1948. They had two daughters, Pat (Wayne) Jackson of Whitehall and Carol (Tom) Radka of Rogers City. She worked for many years as the bookkeeper for Josephson’s Marine Supply located next to the home she grew up in and lived in all her life. Katie was a volunteer at Tendercare, now Medilodge, for over 30 years and continued to lovingly care for her fellow residents while at Medilodge of Hillman for the last 5 years of her life.
She is survived by her sister, Bea Skaggs of Cheboygan; two daughters, Carol Radka of Rogers City and Pat (Wayne) Jackson of Whitehall; four grandchildren, Lynn Radka of Traverse City, Paula (Tim) Idalski of Rogers City, Cristin Jackson of Cedar, Brian (Kate) Jackson of Whitehall; and seven great grandchildren, Anna, Elise and Clara Idalski, Max, Connor, Genevieve and Aneliese Jackson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Thursday, October 7th from 9 a.m. through time of her Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. James Siler officiating. The Rosary Society will recite her rosary at 9 a.m.
Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. Ignatius School’s Angel Fund in Katie’s memory.
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