September 17, 1952 — May 9, 2022


   Kathleen “Kathy” D. Herritz, 69, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 9, 2022.  She was born September 17, 1952 to Willard and Fae (Hedtke) Sasse in Clintonville, WI. She was a member of the Clintonville High School Graduating Class of 1970.

   After high school she went to the Northwest Technical Institute of Minneapolis. She graduated with her degree as a Medical Lab Technician. It was there that she met the love of her life, Gary Herritz. They were united in marriage on August 4, 1973 at St. Martens Lutheran Church, Clintonville. After they were married they moved to Mauston, she went to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro. She worked there until 1988. Kathy and Gary moved to Reeseville to Farm. They moved back to the area and she went to work in Quality Control at Northern Engraving in Sparta, then for over 20 years as a manager in Health and Beauty at Burnstads. Kathy found her true calling when her and Gary owned and operated the Field of Dreams Blueberry Farm. She served her Lord and Savior raising her blueberries. She was able to share her faith with the many different people and character’s she met.

   She loved the outdoors spending her time: fishing, bird watching, being out on the boat, and waterskiing. She had a love to travel and spent many winters in Mexico with her husband. She was an animal lover and had many dogs, her current dog being “Sundance.” Kathy was outgoing and always enjoyed her many friends. Kathy was the better side of Gary. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, and sister.

   She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary of Warrens, her son Joshua (Darlene) Herritz of Warrens, 2 brothers, Donald (Nancy) Sasse of Billings, MT, and William (Linda) Sasse of Racine, a sister-in-law Denise (Brian) Grinder of Reedsburg, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents.

   A Private Family Service will be held at the Open-Door Baptist Church.  Pastor Cass Shell will officiate. Burial will be in the Dannavang Cemetery. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home