Delavan – August “Gus” Katzke, age 81, of Delavan, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at United Hospital, Blue Earth.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services at the church.
Gus was born Feb. 3, 1930, at New Salem, N.D., the son of Henry and Anna (Rothschiller) Katzke.
Gus is survived by his wife, Ellen Katzke, of Delavan; daughters, Evie Katzke, of Jackson, Wyo., Mary Katzke, of Anchorage, Alaska, Pat Haugen, of Mankato, and Sharon Katzke, of Boise, Idaho; son, Dave (Susan) Katzke, of Lino Lakes; stepdaughter, Holly Brodt, of Ely; stepson, Craig Prigge, of Frenchtown, N.J.; sister, Kathryn; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com