Catherine R. Cerveny, 98

Catherine R. Cerveny, 98, of Allegan passed away peacefully from natural causes on July 6, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She met her husband, Charles Cerveny, in Chicago, Ill., where they married in 1943 during WWII. After the war, they moved to Pullman where they raised their family. 

She lived a very blessed life, worked hard and enjoyed many wonderful travels and adventures. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family, hosting family get-togethers, celebrations and holidays.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years; one infant child Coy; an infant grandchild and her brother and sister. 

She is survived by six children, Carol Earl of Allegan, Leroy (Norma) Cerveny of Allegan, Kathleen Cerveny of Annandale, Va., Charlene Cerveny and Al Brunner of Allegan, Diana Cerveny of Allegan, and Mary Cerveny and Dave Stedman of Allegan; five grandchildren, Cindy Earl Caldarona of Allegan, Scott (Carrie) Earl of Kalamazoo, Amy (Fred) Coonfer of Kalamazoo, Amanda Priebe and Jason Keene of Galesburg, and Sarah (Steve) Brokus Pels of Grayling; and seven great-grandchildren, Kirklynn, Jeffrey and Drake Caldarona, Lillian and Vivian Coonfer, and Michael and Christian Hulet.

In accordance with her wishes, graveside services will be at Pearl Cemetery on Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m. 

Memorial contributions in her honor may be directed to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, of Grand Rapids. 

Chappell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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