July 24, 2008
MaryAnn Kaat, 64,
of Stuart, FL, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the home of her
son in Ripon, WI, after a battle with bladder cancer.
MaryAnn was born in New York City, NY, on March 23, 1944, the daughter
of Domenic and Eleanor (Dowd) Montanaro. She went to school in New York
at Good Council in White Plains, NY, and Holy Child in White Plains, NY,
and attended Ripon College in Ripon, WI.
MaryAnn married Jim Kaat in 1988 in Boca Raton, FL. She was a clothing
designer, operator of the Silent Woman, and since 1995 she was agent and
manager for her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Kaat of Stuart, FL; daughter, Stacy
(Boyte) Diedrich Adams of Cape Coral, FL; son, Jon Drew (Lisa) Diedrich
of Ripon, WI; son Jim (Jennifer) Kaat Jr. of Anthem, AZ; daughter, Jill
(Peter) Kandel of Ridgewood, NJ; grandsons, Brendan and Tanner Kandel
of Ridgewood, NJ, and Conor Diedrich of Ripon, WI; granddaughters, Casey
Kandel of Ridgewood, NJ, Quinn Diedrich of Ripon, WI, and Amanda Kaat
of Anthem, AZ; brother, John (Susan) Montanaro of Malibu, CA; niece, Kimberly
Montanaro; and nephew, Jon Montanaro, both of California.
MaryAnn was preceded in death by her parents.
Services: Per her
wishes, a private family memorial service will be held.
Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon, is assisting the family.