Cathleen M. O’Rourke

Cathleen M. O’Rourke, age 73, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Gundersen Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin.

No services are planned at this time.

Cathy was born December 7, 1947, in Illinois.

She graduated from Adams-Friendship High School. Cathy loved taking care of her cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother John.

Survivors include her sister, Trudy Freitag; brother, Ronnie O’Rourke, and two nephews, Gary (Tia) Fulmer & Sean (Christina) Fulmer.


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  1. Angelique Ebert says:

    My condolences to her family and friends. I had the privilege to meet and know Cathy through my grandfather, Sarge. She was an amazing woman, she loved her fur babies very much. She was dedicated to them.

    Cathy enjoyed being crafty with yarn and when she learned that I knew how to crochet, she gave me some of her yarn. She didn’t have to, but she was generous and always willing to help.

    She will be missed greatly by us all.

  2. Cathy Rathermel says:

    Ron, so sorry to see your families loss. hope you and yours are doing well. God bless

  3. Marcia Corcoran says:

    I am deeply saddened for her loss. She was a wonderful, amazing, woman with a heart of gold. She loved her “kids” and enjoyed playing bingo with us at the American Legion Hall on Friday nights. She was an avid reader and had many stories to tell. Gods speed lady!

  4. Leona Postema says:

    My sympathy to Kathy’s family. I was able to get reacquainted with her at the last reunion and was reminded of how much we had in common.

  5. Bonnie Nachreiner says:

    My deepest sympathy to Trudy and the rest of Kathy’s family. I have fond memories of spending time at the O’Rourke home and riding in the station wagon! I enjoyed visiting with Kathy at her 50th class reunion. Rest In Peace.

  6. Ronald Steponkus says:

    My condolences to Cathy’s family

  7. Diane Pfister says:

    I got to know Cathy a few years ago when she would come into the library and visit. I always enjoyed talking with her; she had such a good sense of humor! She was a sweetheart and I will truly miss her. My condolences to her family during this difficult time.

  8. Gary barnes says:

    Too Ron O rouke, sorry for yoit loss, G Barnes

  9. Scott Colburn says:

    Cathy was a very nice woman. may God grant her peace and happiness. My sincere condolences to her brother and sister.

  10. Scott Colburn says:

    Cathy was a very nice women. may God grant her peace and happiness. My sincere condolences to her brother and sister.

  11. Terry Barthel says:

    Sorry to hear of Cathys passing. I remember as a very quiet person who kept to herself. I will miss her..she is a memory from my life. Gods speed Cathy.

  12. Jim and Ardy Olson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cathy’s family. She was a very nice person.

  13. Sonja Jensen McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy to Cathy’s family, when we were kids in grade school, we spent a lot of time out at the farm. Many great memories of ice skating on the pond, it was nice visiting with Cathy when she came into the library, thinking of your sister and brothers, and all of you have my deepest sympathy!!!!!

  14. Jerry and Kathie Dye says:

    Our most sincere condolences to Cathy’s family.
    We had a nice visit with her at the last class reunion. Cathy was quiet but always so friendly.

  15. Jeri says:

    Cathy you were always so quiet and shy. I will miss you. Rest in peace.

  16. Dennis Polivka says:

    I meant to type my condolences to Kathy’s family!

  17. Dennis Polivka says:

    My condolences to Mathias family!

  18. Andrea (Mock) LaValle says:

    So sorry for this sad news, another 1966 classmate gone too soon… She was a quiet and shy girl in school, but had a sweet disposition. RIP Cathy, go with God. 😞🙏

  19. Peggy Sleeman says:

    So sorry for the loss of Kathy. Another one from our Class of 66 gone too soon. RIP Kathy.

  20. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your loss

  21. Donald L. Rathke and Karen L. Rathke says:

    Such a kind and wonderful lady. Rest in peace. Karen Hartwig Rathke

  22. Sandra Martz says:

    She was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed! Rest In Peace Cathy God Gained a wonderful Angel!! Condolences to her Family.

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