Catherine “Katie” Rollheiser
November 13, 1922 ~ June 12, 2016
Viewing: Thursday, June 16, 11:30 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City
Services: St. Henry’s Catholic Church at 1:00, 380 South 200 East, Brigham City
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Catherine “Katie” Rollheiser, 93, passed away at home in Brigham City, UT, after battling cancer. She was born in Elmore, Ohio to Joseph and Marie Horak. Katie married Joseph Matthew Rollheiser on July 26,1947. They had five sons: Dan, Ken, Joe, Tom and Rob. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph, sons Dan (Jane), Tom, and Rob. She is survived by sons Ken (Tracy) of Memphis, TN, and Joe (Pam), of Layton, UT; her sister Helen Swope of Temperance, MI; her grandchildren Frank Rollheiser and Sheila (Jim) Ekstedt of Great Falls, MT, Ashley (Nathan) Frazier, Toby and Nikki Rollheiser of Memphis, TN, Nathan (Ogden), Caitlin (Clearfield), Garrett (Clearfield) and Dutch (Kathy) Rollheiser of Ogden, UT; and her great-grandchildren Rory and Callie Ekstedt, Cache and Zoe Frazier, and Morrison Rollheiser. Katie was an active member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Brigham City, UT. Known as ‘Baba’ to her 5 great-grandchildren, “grandma” to her 9 grandchildren, and “mom” to her family, Katie lived her life with joy, strength, and determination. And how she lived should be an example to all on how to continue with great faith and optimism in spite of much sadness and great pain. We will each have our own fond memories - her familiar laugh like no one else’s; her fierce/competitive streak while playing cards, bowling and any games; her endearing “love you dearly” when winding up our long phone conversations. But what all of us know for sure is her never-ending love and faith in God, and her family. Her motto became “I’ve got to keep moving” - which, at 93 until becoming too ill - she did! Constant raking of leaves and shoveling snow…, certainly did just that! While Katie was always taking care of everyone else and putting herself last, she loved to have fun. And she loved making sure everyone else did too. The family would like to express many thanks to the Integrity Hospice nurses and aids. We could not have handled the care needed without you. Also, a special thanks to Estelle Silva for being a very special friend to Mom and to Caitlin, who helped her grandma tremendously during her bout with cancer. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the charity of your choice in Katie’s name would be greatly appreciated. Viewing will be Thursday, June 16, beginning 11:30 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City. Services will follow at St. Henry’s Catholic Church at 1:00, 380 South 200 East, Brigham City. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Spirited positive sole that will be greatly missed.
My thoughts are with the family. I met Katie one time and from then on I have always sent a Xmas card. From Helen I have heard about Aunt Katie often over the years. I know she will be missed. Prayers to all.