Catherine E. Spomer, age 92, of Rapid River, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 peacefully at her home.
Catherine was born December 20, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Immenga) Burghgraef. Catherine grew up in Chicago and also graduated from high school there. While in Chicago, Catherine also met Walter Spomer. She was united in marriage to Walter on November 5, 1949 in Melrose Park Illinois. Together they spent many wonderful years together before his passing. Catherine and Walter resided in the Upper Peninsula for the last 30+ years.
She enjoyed cooking and baking. She served as a 4-H leader, and also was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Catherine enjoyed gardening and loved fishing.
Catherine is survived by her children Jeanne (Keith Hewlett) Hansen and David Spomer, daughter-in-law Mimi Spomer, grandchildren Crissie (Jay) Sarauer, Michelle (Corey Marsh) Hansen, and Rebecca (Austan) Haynes, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse Walter, son Gerry Spomer, as well as several brothers and sisters.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM. Catherine will be laid to rest next to her husband at Gardens of Rest Cemetery following at 12:30 PM.