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Catherine Henderson

August 31, 1930 — September 5, 2014

Catherine Henderson (nee O'Leary), 84, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Wahpeton.

Catherine was born August 31, 1930, to John and Mary Jane O'Leary. She was raised and educated in Chicago, Illinois. While working as a nurse for the Santa Fe Railroad, Catherine met Howard (Doug) Henderson, and married him on June 2, 1956 in Long Beach, California. They moved to Wahpeton with their family in 1966. In 1994, Catherine left North Dakota to live closer to her children.

She is survived by four daughters and one son, John, Fargo; Helen (Lowell) Tiede, Redmond, Wash.; Nancy (Ernest) Fyre, Portland, ND; Mary (Frank) Litaker, Minneapolis, MN; and Barbara (Joseph) Ziebert, Milwaukee, WI; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Blackburn, Orland Park, Il, and Lillian O'Leary, Evergreen Park, Il, and many nieces and nephews.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 1988, and her daughter Margaret (John) Clemedtsen in 2006.

Catherine will be remembered for her loving heart and always making her family the highest of priorities. Her spunk, positive attitude and generosity will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation

Vertin-Munson Funeral Home
224 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Service

Vertin-Munson Funeral Home
224 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:30 AM

Cemetery

Fairview Memorial Gardens
11th Street
Wahpeton, ND

Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:15 AM

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