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Catherine "Kate" Verberkmoes-Thomas
August 31, 1915 - March 29, 2019

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Catherine "Kate" Verberkmoes-Thomas
Aug 31, 1915 - Mar 29, 2019

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Monona / Middleton - Catherine "Kate" Verberkmoes-Thomas, age 103, passed away peacefully March 29, 2019 at Brookdale Century Avenue Assisted Living. She was born on August 31, 1915 in Loretto, Wisconsin, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Walsh) Mousseau.

In June 1938 Kate married James F. (Bud) Verberkmoes. They would be together for 54 years.

In April 1995 Kate married longtime friend Fred Thomas, a marriage that lasted for 7 years until Fred's untimely death in Florida

Kate's love of faith in the Catholic church was always first in her life, and probably is the main reason for her great life of 103 years. Kate always enjoyed her family reunions and parties, whether it was the Mousseau's, Verberkmoes,'s, or Thomas families. Kate had hobbies over the years that included sewing, quilting, and baking. Kate loved doing some different projects like making Christmas wreathes out of IBM cards to her semi- famous beer can hats. She also really enjoyed taking side trips with her 2 granddaughter's Jayme and Katey, to Milwaukee and riding the city bus downtown. Kate was employed as a receptionist at St. Mary's Hospital laboratory and at Meriter Hospital Cardiac unit.

She is survived by her son Tim (Mary) Verberkmoes (Madison), her daughter Ann (Larry) Offerdahl (Middleton). granddaughters Jayme (James)Strasburg (Jefferson), and Katey (Gavin) Gigstead (Omaha), seven great grandchildren Stepdaughters Susan (Dick) Straus (Waunakee), Nancy Olson (Florida), and several nieces and nephews.

Kate was preceded in death by her parents; husbands (Bud Verberkmoes and Fred Thomas), 5 sisters, & one brother.

A special thanks to the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living and Agrace Hospice for the kindness and care they gave to Kate for these last 4 ½ years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday April 26, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 5101 Schofield St, Monona WI. Visitation will be from 10: A.M. until the time of services at church. Family and friends are invited to a meal immediately following the committal service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Barbara Shower Vogel on Apr 23, 2019

CandleDear Ann and Tim, I was so sorry to read of the passing of your mother and my Godmother, Katie. I have so many happy memories of your parents visits to my parents, Walt and Marge Shower. Katie always had a twinkle in her eyes and I loved her red lipstick. We loved having your Dad pull a coin out of our ears!! Katie gave me the best birthday present I ever received-a purple felt poodle skirt. We also liked to visit your house on Ford Street. Katie and my Mom kept in touch at Christmas until a few years before my Mom passed away in 2010. My mom really appreciated keeping in touch with her. I am sure they are chatting away up in heaven. I am sure she is sorely missed. My sincere sympathies to you both.
Barbara Shower Vogel

Barbara Shower Vogel on Apr 23, 2019

Dear Ann and Tim, I was so sorry to read of the passing of your mother and my Godmother, Katie. I have so many happy memories of your parents visits to my parents, Walt and Marge Shower. Katie always had a twinkle in her eyes and I loved her red lipstick. We loved having your Dad pull a coin out of our ears!! Katie gave me the best birthday present I ever received-a purple felt poodle skirt. We also liked to visit your house on Ford Street. Katie and my Mom kept in touch at Christmas until a few years before my Mom passed away in 2010. My mom really appreciated keeping in touch with her. I am sure they are chatting away up in heaven. I am sure she is sorely missed. My sincere sympathies to you both.
Barbara Shower Vogel

Diane Kramer on Apr 22, 2019

Dear Ann, Your Mom was always delightful and was a favorite friend of Mom's (Lorraine Buchanan) at Brookdale Middleton.We all miss her smile and kindness. Tom and I send our sympathies and prayers to you and your family. Diane and Tom Kramer (EHS Class of 1970)

Melissa Lacy-Cliff on Apr 21, 2019

Ann & Tim, sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. My Sincere Condolences to you & your Families. Melissa Lacy-Cliff

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Immaculate Heart of Mary
5101 Schofield Street
Monona, Wisconsin 53716
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Immaculate Heart of Mary
5101 Schofield Street
Monona, Wisconsin 53716
11:00 AM

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