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Katsuko Thanig (Shimada)

Saturday, September 18th, 1937 - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Katsuko Thanig, 82, Mosinee, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

She was born Sept. 18, 1937, in Okinawa, Japan, the daughter of the late Chuhachi and Nae (Yamashiro) Shimada. She married Glen Thanig on Dec. 11, 1962, in Okinawa. He survives.

Katsuko was generous and kind, caring for all she met. She cherished her family and enjoyed cooking Asian recipes for others. Little children loved being around her because she could easily make them laugh and smile. She took great pleasure in bird watching, but nowhere was her love of nature more apparent than her passion for flowers – planting, tending and nurturing many beautiful varieties around her yard and in her house.

Survivors include three children, Ken (Christine) Thanig, Hazelhurst, Kim (Ed) Schiefelbein, Parker, Colo., and Anita (Rob) Oliva, Mosinee; nine grandchildren, Chase, Taylor, Mason, Madison, Kyler, Kadin, Kassidy, Tyler and McKenna; and a sister, Misako Tamayose, Maui, Hawaii. Katsuko was preceded in death by three sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. The Pastor Scott Buhrow will officiate. Burial will be in Mosinee Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at the funeral home. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at
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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Beste Funeral Home
    611 3rd St.
    MOSINEE, WI 54455
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  • Service

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Beste Funeral Home
    611 3rd St.
    MOSINEE, WI 54455
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  • Interment

    Mosinee Cemetery
    Main St., Hwy B
    MOSINEE, WI 54455
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Carrie Hoeft

Posted at 11:11am
Glen, Ken, Kim and Anita, I am so sorry to hear of Katsuko's passing. I always think of her fondly. She was always so kind to me. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Carrie (Hanson) Hoeft

Stuart Thanig

Posted at 03:51pm
Dear Cousin Glen,
May the memories of Katsko help you & family find peace.
Deepest sympathy, Cousin Stuart & Linda Shank

Nancy Hocking

Posted at 11:50am
Glen I can only repeat what I have expressed to you time and time again how honored I have been to have spent the time I had with Katsuko. Cooking, sewing, and our love for flowers was her passion. Ken Anita and Kim my deepest condolences to you also treasure the memories you have with her those will be with you also.

Janet Seeger

Posted at 08:37pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Katsuko passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Give Glen a big hug for me! Katsuko was a special lady and will always hold a special place in my heart. I'm honored to have spent a lot of time around her when we were young and still in school. A lot of fun memories.
Kim... Special hug to you too :-)
Janet Seeger

Maggie Burk Posted at 01:51am

I am sad beyond words- Hugs to you Glen . I will miss her visits to the pharmacy and our special hugs!

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