July 17, 1935 - April 23, 2020
Katharina Schachner, of Ross Township, born on July 17, 1935 in Tschestelek, Yugoslavia of german descent, died peacefully at Passavant Hospital on April 23, 2020. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph Jost and Anna Wagner (Cyril); Beloved wife of the late Konrad Schachner; Mother of six, Walter (Deborah), Konrad (Joyce), Ingrid Urben (John), Joseph aka Sepp (Sally), Michelle Pekich (Mark), and the late Richard (Jonalyn); Grandmother of Ryan (Natalie), Derek, Joshua (Tina), Jayme, Kurtis, Sean (Tiffany), Karter, Konrad, and Lily; Great Grandmother of Ava, Trenton, Mckenna, and Landon. Kay is also survived by many extended “children ” and “grandchildren,” who she loved and cared for during her life, as well as many loving friends.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Matt (surviving Joyce) Jost.
She was a lifetime member of Teutonia Mannerchor, where she was a singer and friend to everyone. Kay was everybody’s “Mutti.” She enjoyed weekends at camp with her family, singing and dancing the “Mutti Shuffle”. She loved to cook for all, including the priests at Assumption Church. In spite of hard times as a Russan starvation camp survivor, she lit up the room with her positive energy and contagious laughter. “Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think!”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarah Heinz House or the Teutonia Damenchor, c/o Michelle Pekich, 1997 Mountville Road, Portersville, PA 16051.
Due to our Nations current pandemic, a private family service was held. A public gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Professional arrangements entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.