Katharina Schilling of Honesdale, PA, formerly of Kenoza Lake, NY and Beach Lake, PA., a retired chef and lifelong area resident, died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Wayne Woodland Manor, Waymart, PA.
The daughter of the late Johann and Magdelena Martin Gunther, she was born in Germany. She was married for 52 years to Harry Schilling.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Narrowsburg, NY, a member of Tusten Seniors, Beach Lake Ladies Auxiliary, Welcome Lake Ladies Auxiliary and the Damascus United Methodist Women Group. A family statement reads, in part: “Katharina was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to cook. She loved flowers and gardening. She was our sunshine and will be greatly missed.”
Survivors include her daughter Linda Canfield of Hortonville, NY; granddaughters Anne-Marie Weise and husband Rick of Stroudsburg, PA, Jennifer Schilling and fiance Victor of Lehighton, PA and Jeanine Schilling of Lehighton; one great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and relatives in Europe.
She is predeceased by her husband; son Harry J. Schilling Jr.; and her six siblings.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.
Cremation will follow at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.
Donations can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 31 Erie St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764.