Kathryn Ann Pfeffer

Monday, June 13, 2016 5:03 pm

Kathryn Ann Pfeffer, 69, of San Antonio, Texas, died April 20, 2016, of complications from Parkinson’s/Lewy Body. Services are at 11 a.m., July 9, at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia, with her brother, Pastor Paul Pfeffer, officiating. Visitation begins at the church, one hour prior to the services. Kathy donated her body to science to support disease study and the advancement of medical research, development and education. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kathryn Ann Pfeffer Memorial Fund for Lewy Body Research at the University of Iowa, Attention: Mary Gilroy, University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550.

Kathy was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Charles City, and graduated from high school in Postville in 1964. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Iowa. From 1977 to 1986 she was the editor of the Pioneer Herald in Mechanicsville. She then worked in the printing department at the University of Iowa and later for the Press-Citizen newspaper in the Des Moines area. In 2005 she published a novel, Peace in the Parsonage. Kathy was a sweet, funny, adventurous, free-spirt and a caring individual. She enjoyed writing, reading, playing duplicate bridge, camping, traveling and playing pranks. She especially liked being a “grammy” to her two grandsons.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Michelle Waterman (Rodney Zimmerman, fiancé) and grandson, Ryan Mart, of Cedar Rapids; her son, Che (Lissette) and grandson, Nicolas Waterman of Burlingame, Calif.; her sister, Ruth E (Eric) Ganes of Kenmare, N.D.; her brother, Pastor Paul (Karen) Pfeffer of Palatine, Ill.; her longtime companion and caregiver, Stan Broadwater, of San Antonio, Texas; her niece, Natasha Ganes; and her three nephews: Wade (Melina) Ganes, Andrew (Cynthia) Pfeffer and Mark Pfeffer. She is also survived by her former husband and father of her children, Ralph Waterman, and former husband, Kelvin Lehman.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Reverend Walter and Ida Pfeffer.

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