Cathryn Ann Pate

February 7, 1959 - February 10, 2020

Lake Mills -- Cathryn Ann Pate, 61, Lake Mills, died on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the Fort Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 7, 1959, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Charles and Beverly (Yahn) Deppe. Cathy attended Lake Mills High School before graduating from the Wisconsin School of the Deaf in Delavan, class of 1978. She furthered her education later at the Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. She married Clemon Pate on February 14, 1992. He died on November 6, 1995.

She had been employed by Hamlin, Inc. and Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers. Cathy had been baptized and confirmed at the Lake Mills United Methodist Church and had later become a member of the Maranatha Deaf Assembly of God Church and its board in Milwaukee. She was also a committee member of the Midwest Deaf Womens' Retreat. She loved horses, coffee, and her two dogs, Mokie and Ava.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane (Terry Markam) Addo of Washburn, IL, Rose (Robert Evans) Addo of Eureka, IL; one son, Nathan (Casey) Pate of Lake Mills; affectionately known as "Grandma Apple" to ten grandchildren: Tyre Addo, Jada Addo, Geno Mackie, Angela Mackie, Noah, Caleb, Lily, Ivory, Jonah Addo-Evans, Samantha Olson; one sister, Ann (William) Fincutter of Watertown; one half-brother, Daniel (Cindy) Schultz of Watertown; special friends, Wendy Wolfgram and Diana Kinder; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Also preceding in death was a former husband, George Addo and special friend, Ellen Wartinbee.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to the family.

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