Kathleen "Kay" Haberer
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Kathleen Louise "Kay" Haberer, age 90 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.  To view the video tribute, or to send online condolences, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Jana Fischer, Kim Kathol, Stacy Eskins, Aisley Ferguson and Kelsey McGregor. Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Emanuel, Joel Emanuel, Scott McGregor, Todd McGregor, Kris Kathol and Cale Haberer.

Kay was born on July 19, 1923 at Hartington to Casper and Kathryn (Lammers) Koenig. She grew up in the Hartington area and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. Kay contributed to the war efforts during WWII. She moved to Detroit where she assembled B29 bomber planes.  She returned to Hartington and married Henry M. "Butch" Haberer on September 23, 1947 at Hartington. They farmed east of Hartington and also operated Broadway Lanes from 1970 to 1978. In 1990 they moved into Hartington. Kay was a former member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska and is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. She liked to garden, crochet, read, play cards, especially sheep head, and was a fan of all Husker sports.

Kay is survived by 5 children, Linda and Chuck Kathol, Bonnie and Joseph Emanuel, Carol and Dave McGregor, Gene and Karen Haberer all of Hartington; Gary Haberer and Peggy D'Orio of Clearwater, Florida; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Butch, on March 21, 1995 at the age of 78, a daughter, Janice Haberer, 4 grandsons, Taylor and Aaron Emanuel, John and Daniel Kathol, 2 brothers, Owen and Adrian Koenig and a sister, Germaine Koenig.


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We are so sorry to hear of Kay's death. She was always such a joy when I worked at the Embers. I have a couple of her crocheted dish cloths, and think of her each time I use one. I know she will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Linda & Daryle Milbrath

I am so sorry to hear of Kay's passing, Bonnie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jill Perk

Kay was one of the most wonderful, strong, sweet, funny, active moms I have had the pleasure of knowing. I am glad that I had such a great mother-in-law, who felt more like a second mom than an in-law. She will be missed and thought of frequently with love.

Peggy D'Orio

We are thinking of your entire family at this time of loss. We have many memories of the hospitality we received from your parents--and the friendship we shared while we lived in Hartington.

Norm and Jan Custer

To the Haberer Family;

I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all. The video tribute is beautiful. Nice to see familiar faces. Take care all of you, you are in my prayers.

Patty (Stevens) Ticknor

Linda, Bonnie and Gene,

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a nice lady and raised some wonderful children.

Shawna Suing

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