EDWARD W. KAAT

Edward W. Kaat, 91, formerly of Hingham and Plymouth, died Sunday morning, July 14, 2013, at Pine Haven Christian Home.

Ed was born Nov. 4, 1921, in the town of Wilson, the son of Gillis and Jessie (Price) Kaat. He attended Sheboygan Southside Junior High School.

Ed served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-46.

On Jan. 23, 1942, he married Evelyn Oonk in the town of Lima. Evelyn preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1997.

On July 16, 1997, he married June (Phippen) Behr in Hingham. She died Aug. 3, 2012.

Ed was a truck driver for Motor Transport Foreway Express for over 40 years before his retirement in 1983. Previously he had worked at Bemis Manufacturing, the Sheboygan County Highway Department, and the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department.

Ed was a member of Hingham Reformed Church and the Teamster Local 75.

He enjoyed traveling, playing sheepshead, playing the harmonica, and meticulously caring for his car.

He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann Schreurs of Oostburg; a daughter-inlaw, Donna Kaat of Plymouth; six grandchildren, Julie (Jim) Blok, Jeffrey (DeeDee) Schreurs, Stacy Schreurs, Brenda (Tim) Veldboom, Diana (Steve) Schukow and Brian (Kelly) Kaat; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sistersin law, Althea Kaat and Doris Oonk, both of Oostburg; and six stepdaughters, Sharon (Joe) Schneider of Sheboygan Falls, Bonnie (Dennis) Theune of Crandon, Kathy (friend, David) Behr of Plymouth, Lori (Brian) Basler of Cleveland, Donna (Steve) Ottman of Sheboygan Falls and Christine (Robert) Lemkuil of Plymouth. He is also survived by step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by his first and second wives, Evelyn and June; one son, James Kaat; and seven brothers.

A private burial service will be held at the Hingham Cemetery in the town of Lima with the Rev. Steven Bakker officiating.

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Pine Haven Christian Communities.

For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Kaat family.

The Kaat family would like to express their appreciation to the staffs at Pine Haven Christian Home and the St. Nicholas Hospice and Home Health Care for the dedicated and loving care given to Ed and their family.


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