July 11, 1919 - December 19, 2021
Catherine M. Krail, 102, of Fond du Lac, died on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born on July 11, 1919, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Hamilton W. and Florence Colladay Meekin. She was a graduate of Fond du Lac Senior High School, Class of 1937. On May 30, 1943, she married Donald A. Krail. Catherine was a long-time member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, where she was active in many church activities, helping with the Ham Dinner for 20 years. She was coordinator for Loaves & Fishes for 16 years. Catherine worked as an office manager at J.C. Penney Co. from 1937 – 1944. She then went on to work in the eye department and lab at Wiley-Smith Clinic for many years. Together with her husband Don, she owned and operated Krail Jewelry, serving as the bookkeeper until 1987, when she retired. The store was sold to Don's protege, Craig Gruening and his wife Julie in 1986. Catherine was the 3rd generation to live in the family home. The home was built in 1871, by the man who became the first Presbyterian minister in Fond du Lac. He came from Scotland and patterned it after his ancestral home in Scotland, named Castle Gourrie. She is survived by her sister-in-law Evelyn Frances (Krail) Siegrist of VA, her nephews and nieces: James Ressegieu of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Stephen E. Siegrist of NJ, Kathleen M. McLernon of VA, Susan E. Engel of VA, Paul W. Siegrist of VA, and Carol Ann Stanley of CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Virginia Ressegieu and her niece Catherine Traeger. VISITATION & SERVICES: Further information will be provided at a later date.
Catherine M. Krail, 102, of Fond du Lac, died on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born on July 11, 1919, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Hamilton W. and Florence Colladay Meekin. She was a graduate of Fond du Lac Senior... View Obituary & Service Information
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