Katharina Preisig

Sunday, January 20, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Katharina Preisig, 92, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home.

Friends may call between 4 and 8 today at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, with parish prayers at 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Monsignor Edward Eftink officiating.

Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, Ill., near Chicago, with chapel committal services at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Deacon Carl Olson officiating.

Born Sept. 9, 1909, in Chicago, Preisig was the daughter of Michael and Katharina Schneider Gaertner.

In 1933, she married Mathias Preisig. He passed away in 1945.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

She lived many years in Chicago with her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren, where she enjoyed homemaking. She lived at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home for the past 18 months.

Loving survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elisabeth "Betty" and Adam Kassal of Jackson.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Rita Trankler and her husband James, of Jackson; Ronald Kassal and his wife, Stephanie, of Beloit, Wis.; Robert Kassal of Chicago; five great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.