Katherine M. Kotulla
Katherine M. Kotulla, 97, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Vernon Hills. She was born November 21, 1918 in Chicago to Mathias and Katherine (Geisen) Simon. She spent her early childhood in Aachen, Germany before her family settled in the Northwest side of Chicago. She married Norbert J. Kotulla in 1941 and they celebrated 66 years of marriage before his death in 2008. Loving sister to Matt Simon (deceased); loving mother to Michael J. Kotulla (deceased), Jerry Kotulla, M.D. of Asheville, NC, Wendy Kotulla and spouse Lori Rieth of Third Lake. Long time resident of Chicago and Park Ridge. She lived 97 full years on this earth. We will miss her spirit. Visitation is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 and on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.