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Catherine A Powers

Catherine A Powers

Catherine A. Powers, age 76 of Durand, died September 4, 2022 at Care Partners in Eau Claire. 

Catherine was born in Durand to Martin and Marian (Schuh) Powers.   Catherine grew up in Durand and graduated from Durand High School in 1964.  She later became a secretary for the Clerk of Courts and then for the Superintendent of Durand Unified Schools.  She held that position for over 25 years until she retired.  Catherine loved to volunteer at book sales with her sister Cleo at the LE Phillips Memorial Public Library.  She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Badgers and Packers.  Catherine also enjoyed coffee time with friends at McDonalds.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Marian Powers, her sister Cleo Powers and nephew Mark Heffernan.

Catherine is survived by one sister Ruth (Tom) Heffernan of DePere and two great nieces Keira Heffernan and Emelia Heffernan of DePere.

Memorials are preferred in Catherine’s name to the Mark Heffernan Scholarship Fund.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Rev. Timothy Reither will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before Mass at the church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Monica Weisenbeck Stuart

    Ruth and family, I just learned of the passing of Catherine and send my sincerest condolences. I have many fond memories of our time in school together. Prayers to all.

  2. Jami Callan

    Over the years I have often thought, I wondered what Cathy was up to and if she remained in Durand.
    Cathy was a good soul, and had a great laugh!
    Hugs and prayers Ruth and family.

  3. Rita Koller Kepple

    Catherine was a good friend during our school years. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficult time. God bless!

  4. Janice Bates ( Bowman)

    Ruth and Family, So sorry to hear about Cathy and her poor health these past few years. May she rest in Peace.

  5. Holly Sankey

    Catherine was always such a wonderful kind friend, we had many good times together. Her great smile and giggle will always be remembered. My condolences to Ruth and family


    Ruth and family, I just saw Cathy's obit online. I have been with Dave in Rochester for two months so been out of touch.
    We had some great times with you gals many moons ago. Cleo and LaVonne living together and Connie at the popcorn stand outside of Noll's. I was so sorry to hear about Cathy's health issues and that she had passed.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dave and Kris Polzer

  7. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  8. Stephen Prissel

    As a fellow classmate from 1964 I send sympathy to all family and those who spent years in school from 1960 to graduation with our friend Catherine. Sad to see another classmate leave us! Our hope and faith is for a better place.

  9. Linda Wallerich

    I always remember going to her mother’s house after school and seeing my cousins. They were always good to me

  10. Janet Simpson

    So sorry for your loss. I managed to see Catherine a few years ago at the care center. Before that, I knew she went to McDonalds for breakfast so surprised her one morning, along with her friends, and had a breakfast sandwich with them.

  11. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Cathy. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time. I always enjoyed talking to her at McDonald's and when she worked for the School District office. I saw her and talked to her at church too.

  12. Paula. Smith

    I'm truly sorry for the loss of cathy I remember her in school if I did not know were I was going she always helped me out she was such a wonderful person

  13. Jane Rahman

    Our sympathies to family and friends of Cathy! She was a marvelous person!

  14. Judi Bauer

    My sympathy to the family, she was such a friendly person, enjoy my visits with her

  15. Susan Dzubay

    Cathy was a wonderful, caring individual. When I started teaching at DHS in the early 1980’s she was so helpful & kind.

  16. Thom Rutherford

    Your sister Cleo was a long time friend and My Dad and yours were friends and local businessmen in Durand for years!!...God Bless and Best wishes to family...Thom Rutherford .

  17. Pat Petrie / Kurth

    My condolences to her family. I enjoyed working with her when I called the Durand HS. She was always so pleasant. May she rest in peace!wace

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