Catherine Marie (Kate) Henrich, 76, of Kingsley, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence.
Kate was born July 23, 1934, in Primghar, the daughter of John and Velma (Puhrman) Smidt. She graduated from Primghar High School in 1952 and from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1956.
On Nov. 10, 1956, she married Francis (Mick) Henrich. After their marriage they lived in Council Bluffs until 1963 when they moved to Pierson, and started their family business, Spot-A-Pot.
Kate worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City and Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. She retired as director of nursing from Colonial Manor Nursing home in Kingsley.
Upon retirement she worked alongside her husband in the family business.
Kate was very active in volunteering for community groups and functions which included the Kingsley Ambulance, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kingsley School, Trinity Heights, Meals on Wheels and the American Legion.
She dearly loved her grandkids and especially enjoyed cheering them on during all of their sporting events. She also enjoyed her family, friends, playing cards, baking, sewing and was an avid Kingsley-Pierson fan.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Mike and Rollie Henrich, Pat and Nora Henrich, Doug and Amy Henrich, all of Kingsley and Todd and Julie Henrich of Pierson; a daughter and her husband, Shari and Ricky Razo of Fort Worth, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Richard and Carolyn Smidt of Primghar; a sister, Joyce Heine of Bremer; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis (Mick) Henrich; her parents, John and Velma Smidt; a grandson, Kyle Henrich; and a brother-in-law, Derwood Heine.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark Stoll officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Kingsley. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 4 p.m., the family present from 5:30-7 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7 p.m., all at St. Michael's.
Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley is handling all arrangements.