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Catherine Irene Prehauser, 70

Catherine Irene Prehauser, age 70, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away at 11:33 P.M. on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, surrounded by her family. Catherine was a graduate of Wright Business School and received her degree in Accounting. Catherine was a devoted wife and mother, she was a family person . She enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She enjoyed bingo and had been an avid bowler in her younger years.

Catherine was born on June 23, 1948, in Berea, Ohio, the daughter of Dominic J. and Opal Y. (Utz) Berila. She married Gary P. Prehauser on August 2, 1969, in Berea, Ohio, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Heather (Ernest) Palmer, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, April Lynn Hayes, of Bethany, Oklahoma and RaeMarie Fulmer, of Moore, Oklahoma , son, Josef Prehauser, II, of Defiance; seven grandchildren, Kenny, Matthew, Ian, Brooke, Ethan, Mikayela and Nathan; five great grandchildren; brother, Richard Berila, of Lakewood, Ohio and sisters, Diane Erdman, of Strongsville, Ohio and Patricia Brown, of Culpepper, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Shirley Cartellone.

A celebration of Catherine’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Defiance AmVets Post #1991. Arrangements have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family.

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