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Kathryn I. Nye

August 6, 1915 — September 2, 2012

Mrs. Kathryn I. Nye, 97 of Sandusky and formerly of Minden City, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Stonegate Village Assisted Living in Sandusky. Kathryn was born on August 6, 1915 in Palms, MI to the late Fred and Julia (Horan) Varty. She married Lawrence C. Nye on May 10, 1941 at the Church of Precious Blood in Detroit. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1994. Kathryn was a 1931 graduate of Deckerville High School. She lived in the Detroit/Warren area from 1968 to 1990 when she retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Kathryn and her husband moved to Minden City in 1990 and she returned as a parishioner to her home parish, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palms. She enjoyed playing cards, needlework, word finds and visiting with family and friends. Kathryn is survived by two sons, James Nye of Memphis and John (Cheryl) Nye of Fort Gratiot; three daughters, Mrs. Mary (Robert) Lipskey of Minden City, Jean (C. Robert) Schweitzer of Forestville, Grace (Richard) Schroeder of Minden City; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law Marion Dunlap, Leona Varty and Maryann Varty. She was preceded in death by one infant son, Gary Nye, one grandson, Scott Schweitzer, daughter-in-law, Doris Nye, 5 brothers, Gaylord, Edward, Merle, Leo & John Nye. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palms. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sandusky, will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Forestville. Visitation will be at the Smigielski Funeral Home on Cass Ave in Minden City on Wednesday from 4-9 pm and Thursday from 10-11 am at the church only. There will be a parish vigil service Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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