Saturday, Apr 20, 2019

Katherine Mary Durkee

03/24/1957 - 01/31/2015

Katherine Mary Durkee, 57, Harvard, died unexpectedly and too soon Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at her home.

She was born March 24, 1957, in Harvard to Robert F. and Audrey Betty (Benson) Durkee.

She graduated from Harvard High School in 1975. She took college courses and continuing education classes through McHenry County College, Crystal Lake.

For the past 25 years, she worked at Nissan Forklift in Marengo. She was employed as a trade specialist, seeing to “The Zone” each day. She took great pride in her career. She enjoyed quilting, reading, watching old westerns and having coffee on her front porch with friends and neighbors. She also loved spending time tending to her two dogs, Buddy and Maggie.

Survivors include two brothers, Larry and Paul, both of Harvard; a sister, Tricia (Mark) Dixon, Walworth, Wis.; three nephews, Michael Durkee, Harvard, and Matthew and Nicholas Dixon, Walworth; an aunt, Olive Gaul, Black River Falls, Wis.; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles.

Visitation was Feb. 4 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Harvard. The funeral was Feb. 5 at the funeral home. Burial was at a later date.