Catherine F. Erhardt

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Catherine F. “Kitty” Erhardt

December 15, 1928 - September 24, 2018

Catherine F. “Kitty” Erhardt, 89, of Benson, Minnesota, died  Monday morning, September 24, 2018, at the Meadow Lane Care Center in Benson.

Visitation was be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Parish Prayer service. Visitation continued one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial, which was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Church of the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers. Interment was at the Visitation Catholic Church Cemetery in Danvers.

Catherine Frances Erhardt, “Kitty”, was born December 15, 1928, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Daniel and Loretta (O’Connor) Hughes. She was baptized and confirmed at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers. She grew up in Danvers, Minnesota and attended elementary school in Danvers, graduated from Benson High School and then earned her degree at St. Cloud State Teacher’s College.

October 24, 1953, she was united in marriage to Michael Erhardt at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers. To this union four sons and two daughters were born. Together Mike and Kitty were able to share in over 47 years of marriage.

Catherine taught school, worked for 3M, Future Products, Finger Hut, Meadow Lane Care Center and the Benson Golf Club. She was a member of St. Francis Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Kitty loved her children and grandchildren, her sister Loretta as well as her other siblings. She was called from this life  Monday morning, September 24, 2018 at the Meadow Lane Health Care Center in Benson. She attained the age of 89 years, nine months, and nine days.

Kitty is survived by her children: Michael (Linda) Erhardt of Pennock, Karen (Mike) Lee of DeGraff, David Erhardt of Benson, RoxAnne (James) Gosson of Mankato, Brian Erhardt of Montevideo, and Vincent Erhardt of Benson; grandchildren:  Mitchell Gosson, Nicole Thies, Michelle Buffie, Kristin Erhardt, Bethany Erhardt, Mary Jo Erhardt, Dylan Erhardt, and Alexis Erhardt; two great grandchildren: Joselyn Erhardt and Dominic Lee; a sister Loretta Dineen of Benson; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Michael,  May 7, 2000; her parents Daniel and Loretta Hughes; her brothers: Daniel, Eugene, Thomas, Charles, David, Frank, and Gerald; and her sister Judy Megaw.

Blessed be her memory.

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