Catherine Wuerstle

Catherine M. Wuerstle, of Dunkirk passed from this world Friday, February 14, 2014.

She was born June 12, 1914; daughter of the late John and Katherine (Kinney) McCraith.

Catherine’s life spanned from WWI to the 21st century, and she was the oldest active member of the Fredonia Beaver Club.

She is survived by five children; Kathryn (James) Zacharias, Beverly Vail, Tom (Tomi Jean), Jim and Don Wuerstle; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding her in death was her loving husband James Wuerstle and siblings Mary Bielawski, John McCraith and Thomas McCraith.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Joseph R. C. Church.

Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk.