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Catherine Kielkopf

Obituary of Catherine Kielkopf

Age 60, passed away peacefully at her home with her rosary in hand in Fraser, CO. on Dec. 19th, 2013. Born on Dec. 31st, 1952 in Hoisington, KS. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Elizabeth Streeb from New Zealand, and her son, Justin Paul Streeb of Basalt, CO. Catherine was also the proud grandmother of Justin's daughter, Katie Paige Streeb. She is also survived by two brothers, Michael Gross and Jimmy Gross, and her sister, Rebecca Zentz. She loved her dogs, hunting, hiking and fishing as well as her Catholic friends.

Service Details

Saturday, January 4th, 2014 11:00am, Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church

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She was a wonderful, faith-filled lady, and I was impressed by her athleticism, her strength, and her kindness. She is an angel in heaven now, and I know she is smiling down on all of us. The world is a better place because of her.

Jennifer Stapleton-Kotloski Jan 2 2014 12:00 AM

I had the rich experience of staying with Cathy several winters ago. Cathy: Shoved my station wagon out of the ditch at the bottom of her driveway. It was stuck deeply in the snow. She did this singlehandedly! Encouraged me to learn to ski. I took lessions and had a blast! Soaked in Hot Sulpher Springs with me during a frigid winter evening, during which we froze and melted alternately. What fun! Entertained me as we worked on her business, finding humor in most anything. I never laughed or worked so hard! Hiked and snowshoed with her dogs and me throught the quiet snowbound land. These are fairly recent memories but illstrate that Cathy worked hard and played hard and enjoyed life!

Becky Zentz Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM

But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory." 1st Corinthians 15:54

Larry Kielkopf Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

Although our marriage did not endure, I consider it a testimony to Cathy's grace and generosity that our friendship never wavered. I was blessed to have had a favored perspective from which to view her boundless love for life and to witness how vital her love for Amy and Justin was to nurturing those values of optimism and passion which were at her core. My respect and admiration for her sense of purpose was multiplied several fold as I watched her blaze a new and ambitious professional path at mid-life that I was less than certain would likely be productive. As it turned out, there has been no better example that I have ever seen as to what hard work and dedication could accomplish so dramatically and so quickly. My love and condolences are extended to those from whom she was taken far, far too soon. May God be near and comfort you all.

Larry Kielkopf Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

I met Cathy 3 1/2 years ago when I started doing her hair and nails. I loved having her in my chair, she always made me laugh with her stories. She was an amazing person and I will truly miss her and our wild conversations. I am heartbroken that her granddaughter will not get to have such a wonderful woman in her life. My condolences go to her children, family, and friends you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Cathy look down on her loved ones and give them peace now that she is resting with our father in the kingdom. I will miss laughing with you Cathy, you will not be forgotten!

Gin Slack Dec 26 2013 12:00 AM

I will remember Cathy's energy, spirit and fire which were unique to her

Becky Zentz Dec 24 2013 12:00 AM