Kathleen “Kay” A. Haines, 81, of Whitehall, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Kay was born in Arcadia on April 26, 1941, to Wayne “Skippy” and Eileen (Frie) Litscher. She was united in marriage to David Haines on September 22, 1962, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Arcadia, and the couple was blessed with 56 years before David’s passing in 2019. She worked as a CNA at Tri-County Hospital and Nursing Home for many years and also part-time at Kwik Trip in Whitehall. She was everyone’s “Grandma” and absolutely adored children, and was especially obsessed with her great-grandchildren. Kay’s heart of gold was apparent in her volunteer work with St. John’s Catholic Church PCCW, where she helped in the kitchen and for Fall Festivals. In her younger years, Kay was a member of the Winona Clown Club, the BRAD Association, and volunteered with the Easter Seals for charities and telethons, paying forward a generosity that was shared with her after the passing of her son, Dennis. In her spare time, Kay loved to bake, work on arts and crafts, and go “grocery shopping” at various casinos with David. Her granddaughters will always cherish the little trips to Wisconsin Dells and hotel stays, as well as the cooking and baking skills that were passed down from Grandma. Kay was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and a collector of all things bears. She truly enjoyed visiting with people and gossiping while socializing at the cafes downtown Whitehall during her regular get-togethers with other CNA’s she worked with. She will be truly missed by her loving family. Kay is survived by her son: Michael of Black River Falls; granddaughters: Jordana “Jordy” (Brian Steinhoff) Haines of Black River Falls, and Mikhael (Jordan) Langrehr of Rockland; great-grandchildren: Aiden-Marie Kay Haines, Rory and Roman Langrehr; siblings: Terry (special friend, Donna) Litscher, Deb (Tom) Hansen, Cindy (Rich) Osiowhemu, James (Terri Jo) Litscher and Keith (Sheila) Litscher; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Dennis; mother and father-in-law: Christ and Pelchie Haines; daughter-in-law: Lisa; and many aunts and uncles. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Whitehall, with Father George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, rural Arcadia. To express condolences to her family online, please visit www.edisonfuneralhome.com.
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