Joseph 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.

7 Condolences

  1. George & Cheryl Hunsunger on February 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Debbie, Nancy, and family. Sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I got to know him, when I delivered propane to their house in Hesper. And also being related to your mom,he always took time to visit, while I was there. I could always tell he was kind of a all buisness type of guy. When my dad was going thru cancer, he always asked me how he was doing. You folks are in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie and Adrian, if you need anything, just call.

  2. Winona Workman on February 19, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you; so sorry for your loss.

  3. Mary Jean Cline on February 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    So sorry about Joe’s passing. I always admired his great, fiesty, spirit. I remember when he came home from the service–he picked my sis & I up and held us–Mom got a snapshot of that!! Good man.

  4. Rose Marie (Palmer) Hagan on February 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I thought the world of Uncle Joe and have many fond memories of him from my childhood. He looks so much like “Pop”. God bless all of you and comfort you in your sorrow. It is a very very difficult time.

  5. JoAnn Johnston(Katzfey) on February 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.I am so glad I got to speak to him a few weeks ago when I called to tell him about MOM.Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all and if weather permiting I will be at the Services.Please let me know if I can do anything for you all.God Bless.

  6. Dave Adamson on February 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. So many great memories of family get togethers there in Eudora. May your memories bring you comfort. I can only imagine the Katzfey family conversations going on in Heaven!

  7. The Eisenbarger Family on February 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Regretfully I didn’t personally know Mr. Katzfey, but know many of the Katzfey kids. Mr. and Mrs. Katzfey must have been and were obviously exceptional parents to such a large and wonderful family. We’re sincerely sorry for your loss. Rodney Eisenbarger – and the Eisenbarger Family .

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