Catherine Mina Kohlenberg


October 1, 1953 - August 29, 2014



Catherine M. Kohlenberg passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 29, 2014 after a long, couragous battle with cancer.  Cathy was born October 1, 1953 to Neil and Betty (Sandeen) Davis.  She was raised on a dairy farm near Rewey, WI and graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in 1971.  On March 25, 1972 she married Greg Kohlenberg in Platteville, WI.  They started their life together farming in southwest Wisconsin before moving to Platteville in 1980.  In 1984, they moved their family to start a new chapter in Mitchell, SD. 

During Cathy’s time in Mitchell, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, as well as being involved in Prairie Stitchers and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.  Cathy was known for cooking many delicious recipes for her loved ones.  She also enjoyed cross-stitching and reading.  For 11 years, Cathy put her heart and soul into her gift store, Dakota Sue, on Main Street in Mitchell until 1999 when she sold the store to spend more time with her family. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her favorite thing in the world was to spend time with her seven grandchildren.

Cathy is survived by her husband of forty two years, Greg Kohlenberg; her sons: Brian (Rachel) Kohlenberg of Florence, SD, Scott (Nora) Kohlenberg of Mitchell, SD; daughter, Rebecca (Jason) Warner of Albertville, MN; seven grandchildren:  Karter, Markie, Amber, Aaron, Logan, Brynn and Dylan; one sister, Barb (Corey) Christenson of Westby, WI; two brothers, John (Ann) Davis of Joliet, IL, Jim (Theresa) Davis of Montfort, WI; her mother-in-law, Lorraine Kohlenberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, James Carter Kohlenberg.



Friday, September 5, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, September 6, 2014
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Doug and Janice Steinback on September 17, 2014
So sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Darrell and Pauline Henry on September 5, 2014
So sorry to hear about Cathy. Our sympathy, Greg to you and your family.
Posted by Greg and Lea Joy Geppert on September 5, 2014
Greg, Brian, Scott, Becky and families--Your beloved Cathy is so missed already and we all are sending our sympathy, love and prayers. May the Holy Spirit give you strength, as we know she will always be in your hearts and she is smiling with her caring, smiling soul. Our boys and Trena, who is so sorry to have missed seeing Becky on Thurs., also send their condolences. A special thank you to Becky for her wonderful updates on Caring Bridge. You, like your parents, are very caring people. God Bless, Greg and Lea Joy Geppert
Posted by Doug & Carol Adams on September 4, 2014
Greg - Our sympathy to you and your family. We have great memories of CENEX trips with you and Cathy. She was a wonderful person that always made you feel special.
Posted by Dean Koch on September 4, 2014
With saddness we send our sympathy to you Greg and your family. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Cathy. She always was so happy and positive with a constant smile.
Posted by Mickey Kaiser on September 3, 2014
We send our deepest sympathy to the Kohlenberg's and their families. The Delbert and Alice Kaiser Family
Posted by Rose Reinhart on September 2, 2014
My husband, Corrie, and I, became friends with Cathy during her Dakota Sue days and we collected Department 56. We spent many hours talking with Cathy about village, and family, and business, and other things. She was a dear woman and will be missed by all of us.
Posted by Doug & Toni Eisele on September 2, 2014
So sad to hear of Cathy's death. Our friendship goes back many years from happy days in Platteville to times shared in Mitchell. Wish we could be there personally to hug everyone of her wonderful & supportive family. Many happy memories for all who knew her.
Posted by lulu tostenson on September 1, 2014
to the family of catherine my throghts and prayers are with all of you at this time
Posted by Harlan and Jan Quenzer on September 1, 2014
Our love and sympathy go to you Greg and your family. Cathy's family meant the world to her...she meant the world to many.
Posted by Laureen & Tom Donahoe on September 1, 2014
We were so sad to hear about Cathy's death. We have such wonderful memories of Cathy from our old neighborhood in Platteville. Cathy was such a loving, caring person. She was an excellent baby sitter to our niece, Carissa and our nephew, Aaron. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you have our deepest sympathies.
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