Kathleen A. Rectenwald

Born: Sun., Dec. 31, 1933
Died: Mon., Dec. 22, 2014


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 26, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., Dec. 26, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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Kathleen A. Rectenwald, age 80, passed away on Monday December 22, 2014. Kathleen was born in Toledo oh December 31, 1933 to Walter and Mabel (Sullivan) Wahmhoff. It is difficult to find the words to describe a woman that has touched so many lives in so many ways. She meant the world to her family as well as her friends and they meant the world to her.  
    Alzheimer's may have taken her life but the horrible disease never touched that sweet, positive attitude and it certainly never took the memory of her true love of 59 years, as she remembered him to the very end.  She was a supportive partner with her husband throughout their life, as together they built a successful family business, Ohio Excavating, from the ground up.
    Kathleen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family, whether it was at home or traveling around the world.  Annual trips to Las Vegas and Cedar Point were a must.  She loved playing cards, games, camping, the water and taking walks.  What a powerful tool she used to instill such love and values into her children and her strong Catholic faith helped to guide her. For all of those who loved her, you will always live on in our thoughts, hearts and prayers
    Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law George Fisher; sisters Mary Jane Irelan, Rita Carlisle and Helen Nachtrab; step brothers Fr. Ralph Reichert and Frank Reichert Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Richard; children Renee Fisher, Rick Rectenwald, Mary Pat (Richard) Graven, Lisa (Greg) Nowak, Kelly (fiancé Mike) Carver and Jason (Kristen) Rectenwald. Kathleen was a loving grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 2.
     Family and friends may visit Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin with prayers at the Mortuary on Saturday December 27, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  The family extends special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care and requests memorial tributes be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.  

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David, Kathleen, Jessica and Katelyn Spalding
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
Dear Rectenwald Family:

So sorry to hear your mother's passing. We will always remember her sweet smile and beautiful nature that always brought joy to everyone's lives. May God keep you in his embrace.

Bill Williams
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
Condolences to Dick and Family.Kathy was a wonderful person. Fondly recall enjoying so many eat outs and card games over the decades. Now visualize Kathy and my Janie together again and sitting down for witty conversations over a game of cards...

Sister Ann-Marie Borgess
   Posted Wed December 24, 2014
Jason and Kristen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers during this sad time. A BIG HUG for Nate as well.
Sister Ann-Marie

Denise Dandino-Abbott
   Posted Fri December 26, 2014
Dearest Renee and family,

Sending prayers in this time of grief during the holiday. Your Mom raised a strong and loving daughter, Renee. I know how much you loved and admired your Mom. Please know that she raised you as an amazing woman. Thinking of you and sending love,

Denise and Bob Abbott

Robert and Cheri Irelan
   Posted Fri December 26, 2014
Aunt Kathy,

The wonderful times from camping to extended family outings will always be remembered fondly as some of my best times growing up. This nephew will never forget the joy you had with family.


Bob and Cheri

Dawn Marie McGaff
   Posted Sat December 27, 2014
Dear Lisa & Greg.....and Rectenwald Family

May all of you be comforted by God's Wondrous love....and by your faith, family and friends as you move forward.

I hold loving memories of Kathy and all of you in my heart.....and will keep her and you in my prayers.

Amy Wolff
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Dear Rectenwald Family, I just learned of your beloved mother's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of your mom and family while growing up.......Sunday morning family breakfast, attening church together and holidays. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Amy Spalding Wolff

Nina Rettig
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
Mrs. Rectenwald was so lucky to have such a caring family surrounding her and supporting her throughout her life. My thoughts and deep condolences go out to all her wonderful daughters and the rest of the family.

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