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Kathryn Weis, Daniel Fischer

Kathryn Weis, Dear Church of St. Edwards Church:

I would like to thank St. Edward’s parish for praying for my mother, Kathryn Weis, since 2003. A lot of you don’t know the circumstances and probably wondered why she was on the prayer list for years; probably broke a record! She raised me as a single parent for many years. The roles reversed when she became ill; I was helping her along with other friends. I have cerebral palsy, and she made sure I became as independent as possible. I graduated from the U of M with a double major; communications and journalism. I work at the Bloomington Target and AMC Southdale with 5 years at Target Corporate Office after college. She made sure I overcame obstacles in life. She had tongue cancer in the early 1980s, and it came back in 2003. She has had twice the lifetime of radiation, 8+ reconstruction surgeries, tube feedings, lost the ability to speak (was able to communicate via iPad afterwards), etc. Her parents Maurice and Lorraine Weis were members of the parish for many years before moving outstate. My mother continued to attend the parish for many years until she became too ill. I would take her to church as her illness/fatigue permitted. My mother served as a teacher for the First Eucharist preparation classes at St. Edward. She passed on 6/25/15. We were blessed that her parents were able to return from Arizona to be with her in her final moments; in fact, she waited until all immediate family members were able to see her. Again, thank you for all your prayers and support. Father Brian and Father Mike had an excellent service on 7/1 to remember my mother.

— Dan Fischer

Kathryn Weis, Daniel Fischer

Kathryn Weis

Kathryn A. Weis

Weis, Kathryn A. Age 56, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on 6/25/15. Survived by son, Daniel Fischer; parents, Maurice & Lorraine Weis; 2 siblings; 1 nephew; many loving relatives & friends. Private service.

Published on June 28, 2015

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Guest Book

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  • Nancie Johnson Petersen

I loved Katie and admired her kindness, strength, intuitiveness, and creativity. She was gifted a beautiful son with CP and with the strength of God, became a wonderful mother and provider. She shared her gifts with others by teaching crafts, cake decorating, & knitting; in fact, she had everyone on our dental team over to learn to knit! I met Katie in the aftermath of her first bout with cancer. I took her under my wing and she was my biggest cheerleader as we developed a close friendship. She helped with my son’s Eagle ceremony and gave my sons joy with her Christmas fudge (I have her secret recipe in my cookbook with a beautiful photo). Most of all, she helped me deal with the mountains I made of molehills; it didn’t matter that her problems were far worse than mine. She was stubborn and lived longer than I ever thought possible. I was the first one to see in in recovery after multiple drastic surgeries in the beginning. As we drifted apart, I never stopped loving her and keeping in touch through her son, Danny, and friend, David. She was close, but she never did finish her bucket list of visiting each state in the US. I am comforted with the thought that she is in heaven and can see the entire Universe, let alone all 50 states.

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Mari and Syd Payton and Alex

 

Our thoughts are with you and your family, Dan. Your mom was a wonderful person and she will be missed.

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Sharon D

 

Mass at St. Edward’s, 9401 Nesbitt Ave, Bloomington. Weds July 1st, 11am. Visitation one hour prior at church.

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