The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

May 19, 2013

Katharina R. Hurst

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Katharina R. Hurst, age 89, of Lee Road, Ashtabula, died Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2013, at Saybrook Landing.

She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Oberhausen, Germany, the daughter of Franz and Anna Luise (Krebs) Meier and had lived in this area the past 65 years coming from Oberhausen. She became an American citizen on Nov. 12, 1952.

Mrs. Hurst enjoyed sewing and gardening, dancing and being with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, Barbara Burgess of Wooster, Alfred (Marge) Hurst, Jerry (Janice) Hurst and Ingrid (Paul) LaSalle, all of Ashtabula and Fred (Karen) Hurst Jr. of Austinburg Township; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick in 2001; and two sisters, Wilma Schmidt and Friedchen Zimmerman.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 20th, at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Philip Kachersky, of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Dorset Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #943, 4102 Main Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

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