Of Ann Arbor, Michigan, formerly of Whitmore Lake & Mancelona. Age 95, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living in Ann Arbor. She was born January 10, 1925 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Frederick & Daisy (Edwards) Altenbernt. Katherine worked at Dapco in Dexter, Ulrich's Bookstore in Ann Arbor, the IGA in Dexter, and she also cleaned houses. She was a member of the Dexter Seniors and was part of several card game groups with the Chelsea Seniors. Katherine enjoyed sewing and gardening; and drove a lot as she liked to travel and go camping with her family.
Katherine is survived by two sons, Dale (Wendy) Purdy of Pinckney, Rick Purdy of Mancelona; one daughter, Gayle (Gary) Mosher of Dexter; one sister, Gloria Altenbernt; five grandchildren, Jason (Melisa) Mosher, Daryl (Anne) Mosher, Lisa (Ryan) Fuqua, Justin Dentel and Jacob Dentel; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexandria (Colton) Fodor, Taylor Mosher, Cheyenne Mosher, Makayla Miller, Brody Miller, Gracin Miller, Kara Steinaway, Haile Steinaway, Alex Steinaway, Kevin Rinderknecht, and Chloe Fuqua; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Charles Purdy; 3 brothers, Nelson Altenbernt, Noble Altenbernt, Elmer Altenbernt; and 4 sisters, Beatrice Barth, Delma Dempsey, Daisy Raje, Florence Miller.
Burial will be at Forest Lawn in Dexter, Michigan. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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