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Obituary - Kaul, Kathleen

Oct 07, 2013 03:51PM ● Published by Trisha Schweiger

Kathleen M. Kaul, age 51, formerly of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Petaluma Valley Hospital in Petaluma, California.

The memorial gathering will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Saturday at 11:30 AM with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Kathleen Marie Kaul was born on August 14, 1962 in Watertown, Wisconsin to Thomas and Josephine (Ready) Kaul. She graduated from St. Patrick’s Grade School in 1976 and Beaver Dam High School in 1980. Kathy moved to Petaluma, CA in 1987 and worked in the hospitality industry for many years. She had an infectious smile and a personality to match. No matter where Kathy went, she was always making new friends. Kathy was also a loyal Green Bay Packers fan.

She will be missed by her mother, Josephine Kaul of Beaver Dam; siblings, Julie (Greg) Steil of Beaver Dam, Mike (Vickie) Kaul of Beaver Dam, and Maggie (Brad) Starr of Neenah; nieces and nephews, Natalie (Kyle) Ross, Katie (Eric) Waite, Megan Kaul,  Ryan Kaul, Joshua Kaul, Madeline Starr, and Abigail Starr; grandfather, Joseph Ready of Watertown; special friend, Sean Cusick of Petaluma, CA; family friends, Jim “Mac” and Ginny McFadden of Etna, CA; numerous aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas on December 24, 2007; and grandparents, Mike and Helen Kaul and Alma Ready.

The family wishes to thank all the Petaluma Valley Hospitals and the Petaluma Post – Acute Rehab Nursing staff for their wonderful care.

If desired, memorials may be made in Kathleen Kaul’s name to St. Katharine Drexel School or to St. Vincent De Paul Society.

The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family.  To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at


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