Catherine M. Kutterer died of COVID-19 on September 26, 2020 at Red Bud Hospital in Red Bud IL. She was 88 years old. Catherine was a resident of Oak Hill nursing home in Waterloo IL when she contracted the coronavirus.
Catherine was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, IL. and raised two daughters and a son with her late husband. She was employed in the cafeteria at Immaculate Conception Grade School.
Catherine had lived at the assisted care facility for 9 years, getting visited and taken on outings regularly with her family and friends. Once the nursing home locked down in March, her family was unable to visit. Catherine tested positive for COVID-19 on September 18th, and was initially asymptomatic. By the 21st her blood oxygen levels had tanked and she was admitted to Red Bud Hospital where she died surrounded by strangers.
Catherine is missed deeply by her adult children, grandchildren, extended family, and all her friends and the staff at Oak Hill. Her family’s posts on Facebook and interview on KMOX emphasize that COVID-19 is real, and that each number represents a person who had a family who loved them.