February 1, 1935 - April 18, 2014
Kathryn "KatieÃ¢â‚¬Â Davis of Cadillac peacefully went to be with our Loving Father on April 18, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Katie was born on February 1, 1935 in Oshkosh, Nebraska to parents Arthur and Francis Albee. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1942 where she excelled scholastically and was a gifted artist. Katie moved to Cadillac in 1999 to be with her life partner Charles "ChuckÃ¢â‚¬Â Carlson. Chuck and Katie enjoyed their simple country lifestyle at their home and were fortunate to have a great set of friends that they regularly visited at the AMVETS Post #110 and American Legion #94 in Cadillac. Katie enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved to watch the birds and deer that frequented their yard. Katie was a sweet, humble, kind hearted lady who devoted her life to the selfless care of her family and friends. Katie was a devoted, caring mother of surviving children Tom Varilek, Dawn George, Jim Varilek, and John Varilek. Katie is survived by her four children and thirteen grandchildren: eldest son, Tom (Regina) Varilek of Mount Prospect, Illinois - grand children Cody Varilek , Rebecca Varilek and Christopher Varilek; daughter Dawn (Michael) George of Batavia, Illinois Ã¢â‚¬â€œ grand children Justine Long and Bennett Long; son Jim (Mary) Varilek of Midland, Michigan- grand children Nicholas DeAgostino, Brittney Varilek, Ryan Varilek, and Brendan Varilek and son, John (Tammy) Varilek of Fenton, Michigan Ã¢â‚¬â€œ grand children Sarah Varilek, Kristen Zernick, Jacob Varilek and Chelsea Zernick. Her memory will live with us the remainder of our days and she will live in our hearts forever. She had one sister, Wanda who passed earlier this year. Katie was previously married to Ron Varilek of Sarasota Florida and Morris Davis of Battle Creek who also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Reverend Brian Seifert officiating. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service. Burial will at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS Post #110 or the American Legion #94 both of Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
Kathryn "KatieÃ¢â‚¬Â Davis of Cadillac peacefully went to be with our Loving Father on April 18, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Katie was born on February 1, 1935 in Oshkosh, Nebraska to parents Arthur and Francis Albee. She graduated from Oshkosh... View Obituary & Service Information
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