Eugene “Gene” Katt

Eugene “Gene” Katt, 94, of Kenosha peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, in the comfort of our family’s home.

He was born in Racine on November 14, 1926, to the late William and Cora (Van Swol) Katt.

            Gene graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha in 1944.

Missing his high school graduation, he began his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Philippines in March of 1944.

He studied education and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin.

Gene married Delores J. Kelly on January 12th, 1952.

            Gene was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, where he owned and operated High Speed Service for 30 years.

He enjoyed life to the fullest. Golfing, bowling, flying, and playing cribbage, were just a few of his passions. He was so proud of his three hole in ones! Gene was a World War 2 Veteran, a loving husband, a caring father, brother, friend and beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a member of First presbyterian Church for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Bruce Katt, Bill Katt, Quentin Katt, Eddy Katt and Carol Harris, his wife Delores, and son Gregory D. Katt.

He is survived by two sons: Steven (Rose Marie ) Katt of Sweden, Timothy (Jayne Kreuser) Katt of Kenosha, four grandchildren, Kristian and Linnea Katt of Sweden, and Sonja and Anika Katt of Kenosha. He is further survived by his beloved sister Barbara Karamitsos of Santa Maria, CA.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 2nd, 2021, at 11:00AM at the Kemper Center Founders Hall. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday in Founders Hall from 9:30AM until the time of services. Luncheon to follow.

            Burial will take place later at the Southern WI veterans Memorials Cemetery in Union Grove.

Our family would like to thank the Aurora at Home Hospice team for the wonderful care they provided.  

Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey, Owner and Funeral Director

(262) 653-0667

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  • Mark McCarthy says:

    Although Gene was 30 years my elder, we became good friends and always enjoyed our conversations about elections, politics, history and the of course the Packers, Badgers and golf. Gene had a great spirit and vibrant personality. I remember his humorous Yogi Berra type quote when golfing with his son Greg, Gene exclaimed, “Greg, if you are going to golf, play golf, if you are not going to golf don’t golf”! I will always remember Gene, one of Greatest Generation vets who came home, got married, went to school, became a teacher, started a successful business and raised a family of good kids with his wife Delores.

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