Kathleen Marie Chester, age 64, passed away peacefully in her son’s home Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.
Kathy was born Jan. 22, 1952 to Ralph “Bud” and Lorraine (Mode) Kibler. She married Robert Chester in 1973 and had two children, Andrea (Rob) Anderson of Sayner and Derrick Chester of Rhinelander.
Kathy loved living in Oneida County, gardening, picking berries and meeting new people with her contagious smile. She was always willing to help others in any way that she could.
Kathy was very talented and loved to share her pies and jams, also her blankets and quilts that she had sewn.
Kathy worked in home health care, later she received her CDL and drove the school bus and senior bus. Kathy was a member of the Rhinelander Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed sharing the Bible and its hope for mankind.
Kathy was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in September, 2015. She fought the short but fierce battle with ALS never giving up hope for a cure.
Kathy is survived by her husband Robert; children, Andrea and Derrick; two grandchildren, Brody and Ava and her brother William Kibler. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service for Kathy will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1980 Winnebago St., Rhinelander) Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Kathy’s family would like to thank Ministry Home Health Hospice and the countless neighbors, friends, and family for all the help and support they’ve received for the past year. Condolences may be sent to 4330 Island View Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501.