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Kathleen T. "Katie" Lenon

Died: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Age: 53
Kathleen T. “Katie” Lenon, 53, Lake Geneva, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Williams Bay Care Center in Williams Bay.

She was born in Geneva Township on July 23, 1959, the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Gile Lenon. She graduated from Badger High School in 1977 and from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She was a friend of Bill W. She loved animals, especially horses, but her greatest love was for her family.

Katie is survived by two sons, Shaun Browne, Shell Lake, and Carl Browne, Lake Geneva; two sisters, Mary Smith, Lake Geneva, and Maureen Lenon, Jefferson; three brothers, David Lenon, Alexandria, Wash., Brian (Mary) Lenon, Waupaca, and Patrick Lenon, Madison; her longtime companion, Ronald Sojka; and his children, Dawn Monroe and Dan Sojka.

Memorial Mass of Christian burial Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Angel Anaya officiating. Inurnment in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are requested in Katie’s name to the American Cancer Society or to the Lenon family. The Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva, assisted the Lenon family with arrangements. To sign the online guest registry, go to www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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