Catherine J. Poirier

Catherine J. Poirier, 74, of Chetek, Wis., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1944, to Louis and Iolene (Morarend) Krupa in Gilman, Wis., where she was raised and attended school.

On Nov. 15, 1994 she was married to Robert Poirier at Las Vegas, Nev. Catherine was a Christian with a sense of humor. She loved gardening the most and could grow anything, even plants that could not grow here. During car trips, you could plan on stopping along the way to dig up plants. She always had a huge garden and took pride in making the flower gardens and yard look like a park. Her flower gardens were beautiful and attracted many beautiful birds. She also enjoyed canning the foods she produced.

She loved crafts, always trying to figure out how to make something. She loved everything Victorian and collected Victorian dolls and carousels. She loved taking care of her home, laughing with friends and going to yard sales. She loved to be a unique person and loved to sparkle; from clothing to decorating, it had to be colorful and pretty. Lastly, Catherine was a very caring person and was always looking out for someone.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Chetek; son Kenneth “Shawn” Wertz, of Cameron, Wis.; daughter Sandi (Buzz) Burrell, of Seven Lakes, N.C.; grandchildren Dustin and Maddie Burrell, Jessie Akins, Zachary Dzimiela, Tonya Leahy and Connor Wertz; sister Rita (Robert) Wood, of Plant City, Fla.; as well as other relatives and friends.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charles Streit; and her second husband, Kenneth Wertz.

A private graveside service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cameron. Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes in Cameron and Dallas.

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