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PLETSCH, Kathryn (Mrs. Ronald)
PLETSCH, Kathryn Kathryn (Mrs. Ronald) Pletsch, 77, of Lancaster, California died Monday, July 14, 2014 at Antelope Valley Hospital. Kathryn Mary Pletsch was born June 1, 1937 in Platte Center, Nebraska to Herman and Mabel (Kluever) Goering. She attended District 28 Grade School and graduated from Platte Center High School in 1954. She received her bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Midland College in 1958. In 1963 she received her Master's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in Champaign. She taught at schools in Nebraska, Germany, Florida and California. From 1987 until she retired in 2004, she taught at Antelope Valley Community College. Kathryn was united in marriage to Ronald Pletsch on June 25, 1967 at Zion Lutheran Church Grand Prairie. She lived in Florida and California since marriage. She was an active member of Lutheran Church of the Master in Lancaster. Kathryn enjoyed traveling, attending family activities and her seven grandchildren. Kathryn is survived by her husband, Ronald Pletsch of Lancaster, Calif.; daughter, Judith (Steve) Redpath of Seattle, Wash., granddaughter, Veronica Redpath; grandsons, Carlton and Etienne Redpath; daughter, Janice (Bill) Cummings of Monticello, Minn.; granddaughters, Julianna and Eleanor Cummings; Son, John (Erin) Pletsch of Walnut Creek, Calif.; granddaughters, Charlotte and Meghan Pletsch; brothers, Ivan (Wilma) Goering of Columbus, Neb., Gayle (Carol) Goering of Platte Center, Neb., Carroll (Carol) Goering of Seattle, Wash., Rodney (Helen) Goering of Wichita, Kan., and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathryn was preceded in death by, parents, Herman and Mabel Goering, brother, Glen Goering; infant brother, Keith Goering and sister, Welma Hamilton. A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E Avenue J, Lancaster, 93535 with Pastor Jeff Berg officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lutheran Church of the Master. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Grand Prairie Cemetery, rural Platte Center, Nebraska. Services entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations , Lancaster

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