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Catherine 'Kay' Lopez Jacquart


NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. — Catherine “Kay” Lopez Jacquart, 89, of Ironwood, Mich., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in New Brighton.

She was born May 18, 1924, in Hurley, Wis., daughter of the late Sam and Maria (Tiano) Lopez. She graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in 1942.

On Dec. 27, 1943, Catherine married the love of her life, Robert R. Jacquart, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2011. They had been married for 67 years.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathy (Fred) Friedman; a son, Bob (Denise) Jacquart; four grandchildren, Gina (Dave) Thorsen, Jessamy (David) Piepho, Kari Jacquart (Justin Soffa) and Treff (Heidi) Friedman; five great-grandchildren, Jaustin, Titus, Keira, Mattie and Sydney; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Catherine was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Jacquart; and two brothers, Louis and Anthony Lopez.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home, St. Paul. Their skill, kindness and sincere caring will forever be remembered.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. The date and time will be announced in the spring.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lakeside Memorial Chapel, Wakefield, Mich. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


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