May 19, 1939 - November 19, 2021
Terry Lee Katt, age 82, of Spring Lake passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at Sanctuary of The Oaks. He was born May 5, 1939, in Grand Rapids, MI to Otto George and Lillian Gertrude (Norman) Katt. He married Linda who he met at Grand Haven State Park by the Oval Inn on June 15, 1963, in Muncie, Indiana. Terry grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from South High School, Grand Rapids Junior College, Western Michigan University, and Michigan State University where he attained his Master’s Degree. He taught for several area schools, retiring from Wyoming Public Schools. Terry also served as director at Utica New York Children’s Hospital and the Grand Rapids Hearing & Speech Center. As a young boy he skied with a water ski troop on Spring Lake. Terry took up snow skiing and loved trips to Colorado and Lake Tahoe and loved boating on Lloyds Bayou with his kids and grandkids and spending time in Sarasota, Florida. He also served as a high school swim coach. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda Katt; four daughters: Kelly Mathews, Lisa (Steven) Miller, Jennifer “Jenny” (Tim) Warren and Sarah (Peter) Sikorsky; eight grandchildren: Andrew Mathews, Brian Mathews, Zachary Miller, Bridget Miller, Benjamin Miller, Joshua Warren, Joseph Warren and Lillian Sikorsky; his sister, Kathy Katt; two brothers, Claude (Esta) Katt and Randy (Karen) Katt; sister-in-law, Julie (Gary) Shroyer; brother-in-law, Michael “Mike” (Barbara Brown) Rolf; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Dick (Marilyn) Brown; and special friend, David MacKellar. He was preceded in death by his parents. A private family service will be held. Memorials in Terry’s name may be given to Emmanuel Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to The Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 213 E. Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456. Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.
Terry Lee Katt, age 82, of Spring Lake passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at Sanctuary of The Oaks. He was born May 5, 1939, in Grand Rapids, MI to Otto George and Lillian Gertrude (Norman) Katt. He married Linda who he met at Grand Haven... View Obituary & Service Information
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