Kathryn Reichanadter- Williams

May 14, 1936 — May 26, 2020

Kathy peacefully slipped from this world May 26, 2020, in her daughter’s home in Dowagiac, after a brief illness, with her family at her side.

She was born on May 14, 1936, to Otto and Geraldine (Annis) Reichanadter. She was the middle child, with big sister Barbara and little brother Larry. They were a close loving family.

On Feb. 11, 1956, in Bertrand Bible Church, in Niles, she married Gerald Williams, the love of her life. They were completely devoted to each other. They built their home and raised three children. They traveled as a family on yearly vacations and spent summer weekends at Nugent Lake in Baldwin, Michigan.

After Gary retired, they spent winters in Bradenton, Florida.

Kathy enjoyed her flowers, country music, cooking shows, weekly shopping and lunch with her sister, Barbara, long phone chats with her friends and Lawrence Welk every Saturday night.

Left to cherish her memory are her kids; Le Ett Frantz of Dowagiac, Gary (Jane) Williams, of Dowagiac, Mona Noel, of Niles; grandchildren, Dannel, Russel, Lisa (Jen) Frantz, Amber (K.C.) Dobberstein, Cody Williams, Chancellor Ferrel, Brandon, Adam Semrinec and Candy (David) Kieta; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Nick, Katie and Kristina, all of Niles, Corbin, Aleaya, Jenna and Xavier, all of DeKalb, Illinois, Aiden, of Owossa, Michigan, and Catherine, of Bradenton, Florida.

She’s also survived by her sister, Barbara Williams, of Niles; honorary daughters, Linda and Darlene Bridges; brother-in-law, Don Williams, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; and treasured friend of 69 years, Vivian Pointer, of Niles.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gary, in 2000; her brother, Larry, in 2012; granddaughter, Ashley, in 2014; big brothers, Robert, in 2018, Dick, in 2019; and her son-in-law, Danny Frantz, in 2019.

Although her family will miss her terribly, we are all rejoicing for her happiness to finally being reunited with her Gary — she’d been so lost without Him these 20 years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home with a time of visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The funeral services will be streamed and available for viewing on our website. A private committal will be at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Due to the current state restrictions those wishing to attend are asked to abide by the State of Michigan precautions including social distancing, hand sanitizing and use of a mask.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kathy’s memory to the Brian Parker Foundation 2469 Lone Elm St., Niles, MI 49120.

Condolences and memories may be shared with her family at BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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