Catherine Nutter, age 94, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Pinecrest Nursing Home while under the care of Ministry Home Health Hospice and surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 3, 1921 to the late William and Louise (Neuendank) Barden in the town of Easton, WI. Catherine attended elementary school in the town of Easton, WI. She met Howard Nutter and the two exchanged vows on June 27, 1942 in Wausau, WI. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2004.
Catherine was a housewife and farmer for most of her adult life. In her younger years, she was a school bus driver, but she used her own vehicle to drive children to and from school. Catherine learned how to upholster furniture from classes that she took here in Merrill, and ended up doing a lot of upholstering on her own, using the knowledge that she had gained. She was a talented seamstress, especially with sewing formal dresses. Catherine enjoyed baking and made all sorts of cakes, but she especially enjoyed making wedding cakes. She would enjoy some quiet, relaxing time working on her needlepoint or plastic canvas. Catherine loved flowers, here favorite being red roses, which her husband would often bring home for her. She would spend time tending to her gardens when the weather was nice. Catherine and Howard would enjoy spending time with each other playing dominos. She enjoyed having her own “Happy Hour”, where she could just relax with a cocktail or two. When she was able, she would travel. She would enjoy traveling throughout the country and over-seas. Catherine was able to see a lot of beautiful country. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Merrill. Catherine was a loving, caring and forgiving woman that will be sadly missed.
Catherine is survived by her son: Raymond (A. Kay) Nutter of Minocqua, daughters: Carol Raymer (Lawrence Haugen) of Merrill and Debbie (Curt) Mouldenauer of Milwaukee, sister: Helen Barden of Ringle, 10 grandchildren: James, Linda, Mark, Angie, Jeffrey, Jeffery, Missy, Anna, Christopher and Michelle and many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Louise Barden, husband of 62 years: Howard Nutter, grandson: Jonathan Nutter, sisters: Irene Clinkumbroomer, Bertha Kole, Sadie Burgoyne and Edna Cherek, brothers: Ross Barden and Edgar “Bud” Barden.
A Funeral Mass for Catherine will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Merrill, WI. Father Chris Kemp will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:30AM until the time of Mass, also at the church. Burial at Forestville Cemetery in the town of Easton will take place at a later date.
Family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the staff at Pinecrest Nursing Home and Ministry Home Care Hospice for their excellent care and compassion shown towards Catherine.
Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com