Katherine J. (Sabourin) Malmstead, 75, of Bark River, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Hospital.
Katherine, daughter of Louis and Jeanette (LaBranch) Sabourin, was born on October 15, 1941 in Escanaba. She was raised in Schaffer and graduated from Holy Name High School in 1960.
On April 25, 1964 she married Alex Malmstead at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer.
She worked as a florist at Wicket Floral for many years.
Katherine was a member of St. Anne’s Church and enjoyed gardening, reading, attending her grandchildren’s events, being a caregiver for her husband, and going to her weekly card club. She always put others first.
She is survived by her husband, Alex; children, Mark (Gina) Malmstead of Oxford, MI, Michael (Marybrigh) Malmstead of Green Bay, WI, Mary (Scott) Fritz of Escanaba, and Rob (Crista) Malmstead of Escanaba; grandchildren, Kamille, Abigail, Megan, Matthew, Mollie, Brendan, Justin, Kevin, Anna, Katie, and Valerie; siblings, Paul (Judy) Sabourin of Wilson and Richard Sabourin of Green Bay; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be on Monday, November 7th at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from 3-5:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow the services.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Schaffer on Tuesday, November 8th at 11:30 a.m.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Malmstead family.