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Cathleen Jo

Cathleen J. Gaar

(nee Niemi) Cathy Jo found peace Thursday December 15, 2016 at the age of 53. Loving mother of Joanna (Andrew), Michael (fiancé, India) and Vincent (Melanie). Best friend and ex-wife of Michael Gaar. Grandmother to Aurelia and Miles. Beloved daughter of Jo Ann and the late Gerald R. Niemi. Cathy is also survived by her brother Jerry and sister Gina (Kevin) Wargin. Granddaughter of Vincent Testroet. Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Cathy was born and raised on the East Side of Milwaukee. She will be remembered as a woman with an incredible heart and the desire to help total strangers.

Family and friends will gather at the Suminski / Weiss Funeral Home, 1901 N. Farwell Avenue Milwaukee, Wi 53202 on Friday December 23, 2016 beginning at 4:00 PM. There will be a time to share memories at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

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I am very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time. The Bible promises at Acts 25:15, ” that there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous.” I hope these words prove to be of some comfort to the family.

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