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Kathleen M. Kerr

October 20, 1942 — September 28, 2021

Kathleen M Kerr, age 78, of Oconomowoc, WI and Sanibel Island FL, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on September 28, 2021.
Born on October 20, 1942 to Orville and Erna Kaiser. Preceded in death by her loving husband David, daughter Denise Shaw, son in law Russel Margraf, her parents, brother Richard Kaiser and other relatives.
Proud Mother to Deborah Margraf and Darcy (Fritz) Sherman, second Mom to granddaughter Christine Shaw. Further survived by her grandchildren Christine Shaw (Jerry Benn), Joshua Kerr (Amanda Pritchard), Ashley (Kirk) Ressler, Rachel Hartling, Brittany (Derek) Kling, Rebecca Margraf, Caysie (Mike) Bruss, 12 great grandchildren, her long time significant other and partner, Jerry Bayer, sister Diane Pease and many other relatives and friends.
A 1960 graduate of Arrowhead High School, Kathleen married her high school sweetheart David on January 26, 1961. She went on to raise 3 daughters and worked part time as a bank teller helping her husband grow their family business, State Bank of Hartland, later known as Suburban State Bank.
Kathleen got great joy in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren that never failed to make her laugh, and getting together with her many friends both here locally and on Sanibel.
She had loved to travel internationally and was known to fly between Wisconsin and Florida monthly. She enjoyed sitting on the beach reading or just watching the water. Kathleen attended many Broadway plays, loved rooting for the Packers, going to Brewers games and watching Wisconsin Badger football. She would look forward to the next trip, party, date night with Jerry or just happy hour with friends. Full of sparkle and bling, you always knew when she was in the room. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday October 9th from 12-3 at Schwefel’s Restaurant in Oconomowoc. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St Jude, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Scleroderma Foundation, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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