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Kathryn A (Trostem) Tietz

October 31, 1934 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 84)

Madison – Kathryn A. Tietz, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.  She was born on October 31, 1934, in Madison, the daughter of Harry and Ramona (Yager) Trostem.  Kathryn graduated from Madison East High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to Dale W. Tietz on May 23, 1953, at St. Raphael’s Cathedral. Kathryn retired from the Madison School System on June 11, 1999, after 37 years. In retirement, Kathryn enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends and SHOPPING.

Kathryn is the loving and devoted mother of, Tom (Sue) Tietz and Mary (Jerry) Luebke; proud grandma of, Daniel (Olenka) Luebke, Diana (Brad) Ramsey and Matthew (Rebecca) Kasper,  Alex Kasper, Kirsten (Mike) Stukel and Claudia Kasper; proud great-grandma of, Ceia and Stella Kasper, Christopher and Ryan Stukel, Theo and Fiona Kasper, Ronin and Rorik Ramsey and Wolf Luebke; loving aunt of, Patricia Backer and Bruce Piercy and other friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Dale Tietz; and her parents, Harry and Ramona Trostem.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S Owen Drive, Madison with Msgr. Jim Uppena presiding. Visitation will take place from 9:30am until the time of service. Burial will follow the mass at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison.

A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital for the care and compassion they provided to Kathryn. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

A generous, loving, fun and feisty woman who loved life to the fullest.  She will be dearly, missed and forever in our hearts.  As she would say, “Go with the flow.”

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