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Monday June 24th, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Monday June 24th, 2019

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Catherine L. Ramert

Catherine L. Ramert, 96 of Streator passed away Sunday (June 16, 2019) at the home of her daughter in Bloomington, IL.

A visitation will be held Monday (June 24th) from 11 AM until 12 noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home in Streator.  Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home with Monsignor Phillip Halfacre officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Catherine was born on July 22, 1922 in Streator to Nickolas and Mary Dudak Kristich.  She married Ralph “Bill” Ramert in 1943, he preceded her in death in 1965.

Surviving are Son; Ralph (Betsy) Ramert of Omaha, NB, daughter, Sandra (Ronald) Bays of Bloomington, granddaughters Leigh (Jason) Batten and Lynn (Kyle Young) Ramert, step-grandson; Dan (Sandi) Bays, 1 great grandson Max Batten, 2 step great-grandchildren Connor and Kyle Bays, and sister Mary Ritchie of Las Vegas, NV.

She is preceded in death by her husband, sisters Helen Dorsam and Lucille Schneider, and brother George Kristich.

Catherine attended St. Stephen’s Grade School and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.  She retired from Owens Illinois Glass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Katie and I were buddies for many years. We did many things together. We never argued. She was a friend and a sister. I remember playing hopscotch with her as a child, even in the evening under a streetlamp. As far as I'm concerned, she's still by my side, and I'm grateful for that. Sandy took such good care of her. She should be thanked by everyone who knows her. I'm sure you will always have her in your thoughts, Sandy, as we all do.

Mary Ritchie Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Katie was a wonderful person and a loving aunt. I have many fond memories of her as a child and as an adult. I'm thankful to have her as part of my family. She was loved very much and is missed.

Jamie and Rafa Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Ramert

Leigh Batten Jun 25 2019 12:00 AM

We will miss you, Grandma Katie. I hope you are reunited with all of your loved ones--both furry and otherwise, and that my Abbie has found you.

Lynn Ramert Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

This is how we will remember Katie, with a big smile on her face!
Sandy, take great comfort in knowing that you were just what your mother needed these last few months: a loving, caring daughter who selflessly stayed by her side and helped her in every possible way. All of us in Nevada were so grateful for that. I treasure the memories of family time together growing up in Streator with our dear grandma and all of our aunts, uncles, and cousins. Katie was with us for so many years, and yet it just doesn't seem long enough. So many thoughts are running through my head, and yet I find myself unable to capture them with words. Please know that we loved your mom very much, and we will miss her more than words can say.

Diane and David Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM

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