Memorial services for Mrs. Waterman will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place at the church for one hour prior to the start of services.
Kathryn Mae Shaw, the daughter of Sam and Clara Belle (Barnes) Shaw, was born at Cresco, on Oct, 8, 1916. Kathryn lived her youth in Sioux Rapids, where she received her education. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the First Lutheran Church of Sioux Rapids.
On Dec. 23, 1931, Kathryn exchanged marriage vows with Lowell L. Waterman. The couple was blessed with five daughters: Joan, Claribell, Joyce, Jeanette and Patricia. Lowell and Kathryn began farming south of the Lincoln Lee Township school, then they moved to a farm three miles south of Rembrandt, and their last farming site was two miles north of the canning factory in Storm Lake. In addition to being a devoted homemaker and mother and assisting on the farm, Kathryn worked for three years as a waitress at the "3 & 71 Truck Stop." She was also employed at the Lee Store in Storm Lake for nine years. Following their retirement from farming, Lowell and Kathryn moved to their home on Elmwood Drive in Storm Lake. While residing in Storm Lake, Kathryn worked at the Alco store for nine years.
Kathryn became a charter member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Storm Lake in 1952. Music was an enjoyable part of Kathryn's life, and she sang in the church choir.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell, in 1992; and her sister, Maxine Frederick.
Kathryn's is survived by her family: Joan and Jr. Williams of Spencer, Claribell and Dick Larson of Callendar, Joyce and Fred Meyer of Marshalltown, Jeanette Waterman of Storm Lake, and Patricia Lilly of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Edgar Shaw of Walnut Creek, Calif.
The Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements. Those who wish to send online messages of condolence to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com.