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Kathleen Ann

Kathleen Ann Syty

(nee: Kreuser)

March 6, 1935 – February 13, 2022

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2022 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Wallace “Wally” Syty for 63 years.  Loving daughter of Herbert and Esther (nee: Geschke) Kreuser.  Kathleen is survived by two sons Glen and John (Laura) Syty, her endearing grandsons Richard and William Syty, her loving brother Thomas (Carol) Kreuser and their daughters Debbie and Jennifer, her sons Timothy and Grant.

Kathleen was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, as well as a loved and special Aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Kathy gave the best and biggest heartfelt hugs.

She always kept her cupboard and freezer well stocked with goodies for her neighbor children Kurt and Jenny Lekschas.  She had a very special relationship with their parents Helmut and Judy Lekschas and felt like they were more like family than neighbors as they would celebrate Christmas Eve together.

Kathleen loved her chocolates and watching Saturday Night Live with her dog Buddy by her side. Kathy was a lover of many things; coloring, puzzles, shopping at 7-Mile Fair (since 1961), South Ridge Mall and rummage sales.  Following all of her shopping excursions she became a “professional” collector of many fine things including crystal vases, new and antique salt & pepper shakers and beautiful holiday ornaments, along with owls, pigs and butterflies.  Kathleen was a loving and giving woman who was very much loved and will be dearly missed.

p.s. She may have a mansion in Heaven but she doesn’t need the stuff anymore!

Private celebration to be held.




  1. Francesca DeRose March 7, 2022 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I have many wonderful memories of Kathy being at the office watching Richie and Will . My children were close to her also . Thanks for the memories ,love Francesca

  2. Anne Totoraitis March 7, 2022 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to John and all of the family. This video will remain a lasting memory of her life and the love she shared with all of you. It was beautifully done. May treasured memories give you great comfort.

  3. Beth Ann Nelson March 9, 2022 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    John and Laura, what a Beautiful tribute to Kathy. I didnt really know her but have heard nothing but how loving and caring she was, especially to Richie and Will. Kathy was lucky to have you in her life, especially in her final years.
    Love and Hugs, Beth

  4. Tom and Carol Kreuser March 11, 2022 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    John, Laura, Richie and Will,
    We cannot imagine the depth of your grief at the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. We support your family as you grieve and extend our deepest sympathy to each of you. All of us have the comfort of our memories of Kathy’s many years of her loving and tender care.

    For our dear sister, Aunt and Great Aunt Kathleen,
    Our family has had the benefit of your loving, giving spirit. We are grateful for all the times we’ve shared — holiday get-togethers, telephone chats and shopping trips. We’ve laughed together and now we remember you with deep love and hugs. Until we’re all together again, Love you, Tom and Carol, Debbie and Jenny, Tim and Grant.

  5. Vicki Sarzant September 21, 2022 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I just was thinking of Aunt Kathleen and searched and found this. I have so, so many happy memories from childhood visiting the farm and picking raspberries and seeing Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Wally. My mom had such a deep love for her and spoke of her all the time. Heartfelt condolences to you and the family I am certain she and mom are in heaven enjoying their time and watching over all of us.

    Vicki Sarzant

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