Catherine Ann “Kitty” Squires, 91, of Winona, died on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Lake Winona Manor.
Kitty was born on September 29, 1926, in Winona, to Otto and Katarina “Katie” (Obermeyer) Hoermann. On December 20, 1947, Kitty married Budd G. Squires at St. Matthews Church. Together they built their home on Gilmore Avenue where Kitty lived for 70 years. She grew up as an only child but married into a large family, with whom she became close. She was very proud of her German heritage and would visit friends and relatives in Germany and loved speaking and being German. She would often cook a German meal for her family. She was strong in her Catholic faith. Her prayer book and rosary were always close by. She prayed for each of her family members every day and no one left her house without being blessed with holy water.
Her true passion in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. Kitty enjoyed reading, cooking, swimming, travel and playing cards with her longtime card club. She also loved animals – especially dogs, cats and birds.
She is survived by one daughter, Teresa, and her husband, Terry Olson; son, Ryan, and his wife, Lucy Squires; grandchildren, Meg Olson, Peter Olson, Katie (Matt) Heaney, Anna (Jim) Jarvis, Katrina (Chris) Sabino and Sarah Squires; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Alaina Heaney, Lily and Matthew Jarvis and Vinny and Joey Sabino. She was preceded in death by her husband, Budd; and grandson, Christopher Squires.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Reverend James Berning officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the Visitation Commons at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Private family burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Winona Area Humane Society or your local humane society.
Please share a memory of Kitty and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.