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Catherine ‘Kitty’ Ann Squires

June 11, 2018 GMT

Catherine “Kitty” Ann Squires, 91, of Winona died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Lake Winona Manor.

Kitty was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Winona to Otto and Katarina “Katie” (Obermeyer) Hoermann. On Dec. 20, 1947, Kitty married Budd G. Squires at St. Matthews Church. Together they built their home on Gilmore Avenue, where Kitty lived for 70 years. She grew up as an only child, but married into a large family, whom she became close with. She was very proud of her German heritage and would visit friends and relatives in Germany and loved speaking and being German. She would often cook a German meal for her family. She was strong in her Catholic faith. Her prayer book and rosary were always close by. She prayed for each of her family members every day and no one left her house without being blessed with holy water.

Her true passion in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. Kitty enjoyed reading, cooking, swimming, travel and playing cards with her longtime card club. She also loved animals — especially dogs, cats and birds.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa and her husband, Terry Olson; son, Ryan and his wife, Lucy Squires; grandchildren, Meg Olson, Peter Olson, Katie (Matt) Heaney, Anna (Jim) Jarvis, Katrina (Chris) Sabino and Sarah Squires; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Alaina Heaney, Lily and Matthew Jarvis and Vinny and Joey Sabino.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Reverend James Berning officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the Visitation Commons at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Private family burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Winona Area Humane Society or donor’s local humane society.

Please share a memory of Kitty and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.