Cathy Dickmeyer, age 65, was accepted into the Lord’s loving arms on August 19, 2020.
Cathy was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University with a nursing degree, she loved working with terminally ill children at both Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana and Milwaukee Children’s Hospital where she would often spend the night simply holding the hand of a dying child who she knew would not live until the morning. She then moved to Whitewater where she was a fulltime mother to her three young children, assisted in starting a local pregnancy help line and was the drama director at Community church. She devoted the last 19 years of her life to Fairhaven Senior Services.
Cathy was a lifelong student of the Bible and Christian literature. She personified what a loving mother looks like to her children. It was her life’s goal to love, guide and assist her family through the good times and bad. In her later years she enjoyed ancestral studies and researched not only her own family tree but the ancestry of others as well. Above all, Cathy will be remembered as a loving, giving, humble, compassionate Christian woman, always caring for and serving others.
She is preceded in death by her parents, LaMar and Esther Shedron, and her infant sister, LuAnn. She is survived by her three children, Paul Dickmeyer of Madison, WI, and Martha and Charles Dickmeyer of Whitewater, WI; her sister Carol Bell of Dallas, TX; her two brothers, Paul Shedron of Silver City, NM and John Shedron of College Grove, TN; and her ex-husband, Mark Dickmeyer, of Fort Wayne, IN.
A memorial celebration will be held at 3PM on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Starin Park. Gathering will be informal, but family is requesting that guest follow social distancing.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Cathy’s name to either Fairhaven Senior Services or the charity of your choice.
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