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In Memory of Theresa "Terry" Katner


11:00 am
Saturday February 19, 2022
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm
Saturday February 19, 2022
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Theresa “Terry” Katner, age 90 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, formerly of Hudson, Wisconsin passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the Mt. Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis. Terry was born on March 5, 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to John and Helena (Doyle) McManus. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg, and continued her studies at the St. Boniface School of Nursing in Winnipeg where she earned her RN degree. Terry was united in marriage to Neil Katner on April 24, 1954, and the couple was blessed with nine children to whom she dedicated her time to raise.


Terry was a force; fiercely supportive of family, friends and her community. She was a voracious reader and passed that love to her children.  Terry also used that passion for education in the Hudson school system, regularly participating actively with the School Board.  She attended all her kids many sporting events, concerts and other activities.  Terry continued her love of sports; her favorite in later years was Women’s Basketball.  Terry was a social justice warrior all her life. She and Neil were heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity during retirement in Gulf Shores AL, providing counseling for families as well as participating in builds.


Terry and Neil spent 21 years splitting their time between Gulf Shores AL and their haven on Grindstone Lake in Hayward where many happy memories were created.  They were able to travel extensively, enjoying car trips across the country as well as trips to Europe.  Throughout her life Terry used her strong Catholic faith to guide her life and was very active in her church communities.   


Terry will remain in the hearts of her children, Susan Katner (Jake Priester), Steve (Sue) Katner, Jerry (Pam) Katner, Ruth Nolan, Anne Katner (Kraig Howes), Doug Katner, Louise Katner, Beth (Frank) Jackson and Maura (Bart) Trout; grandchildren, Andrew, John, Anna, Michael, Melissa, Mitchell, Brian, Eric, Christopher, Anthony, Madeline, Adrian, Gabrielle, Max, Sydney, David and Alex; great grandchildren, Paige, Brendan, Aubriella, Lucas, Kya, Macklin, Mackai, and Mackinnley; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Neil; her parents; and all her siblings.


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m., noon, on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church. Terry’s mass will be livestreamed through St. Patrick’s Facebook page. Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


Memorials preferred to Habitat for Humanity.

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    • Sue and family,
      I’m sorry for your loss. May all of you receive God’s comfort through your family and friends.

    • Our Dear friend Beth and your family!
      Our deepest condolences to you all…may the Holy Spirit stand with your family during this time. Just know that we love you 💞💖💕

      Andre & Cassondra

    • Ruth- my deepest sympathies- may your mom enjoy root beer floats with your dad in heaven. God has a special Angel. Remember all the good times & memories on the farm with your mom. My god grant you strength at this time. Your friend Tami

    • My sincere sympathy to the Katner family. Another great lady from the Hudson prairie gone to meet up with the rest of the gang.
      Patsy(Kinney) Bevers

    • So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of all of you growing up. Hugs and prayers.


    • Sue,Steve and siblings,
      Our condolences.
      My first thought on reading this is of your mom’s smile and remembering her in her white nurse’s uniform as she left to go work at the hospital while I babysit until your dad got home from Andersen’s.

      I can still hear her voice. May the many memories lift you in the days to come.
      Hugs and prayers,
      Deb and Zane