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Catherine E. Westrup

Catherine E. Westrup, age 74, of Winsted, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2008.

She was born in Waverly June 23, 1933, the daughter of Charles H. and Mary C. O’Meara McDonnell.

Catherine graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waverly in 1951. In 1955, she graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.

Catherine and Donald L. Westrup were married June 9, 1956.

For many years, Cathy was a substitute teacher at Holy Trinity Schools in Winsted.

She was a past member of St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary, and a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Catherine is survived by her children, Mary (Richard) Gould of St. Paul, Teresa (Gordon) Mitchell of Rosemount, and Thomas Westrup (Carolyn Ross) of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Trevor (Lena) Gould, Kate Gould, Becky (Steve) Kaphing, Joe (Nikki) Mitchell, Jenny Mitchell, Jeremy Ross (Patti Habisch), Tim (Jennifer) Ross, and Angie (Duane) Litzau; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Anderson of Minnetrista; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Theresa Westrup and Audrey (Gary) Figgins; many other relatives and friends; and her loyal companions, Boo and Soo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and her parents, Charles H. and Mary C. O’Meara McDonnell.

A memorial Mass took place Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.  Father William Sprigler was the celebrant. Interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Friends called Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.  A prayer service took place at 8 p.m.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.