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Kathleen “Kathy” A Lewandowski

Kathleen “Kathy” A Lewandowski, 79 years old of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Ste. Genevieve Care Center.

She was born July 11, 1942 in Sainte Genevieve, MO and wasw married to First Husband and Father of her children, Walter (Kathy Meehan) Emerson Jr.; Second Husband Edward Lewandowski.

She is survived by Two Daughters, Julie (Ryan) Glass of Murfreesboro, TN, Susan  Berghoff of Cape Girardeau, MO; Two Sons, Walter (Wendee Lincoln) Emerson of Brockton, MA, Jason Emerson of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Step-daughter, Joanne (Ernie) Nadeau of Brockton, MA; Two Brothers, David (Sharon) Figge of Bloomsdale, MO, Kevin Figge of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Three Sisters, Theresa (Michael) Gegg of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Sharon (Dennis) Werner of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Denise Figge of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Grandchildren, Zane Glass, Emily Glass, Alison Berghoff, Megan Berghoff, Lincoln Emerson, Cheyenne Emerson, Ian Nadeau, and Skylah Nadeau; Several Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews

She was preceded in death by Second Husband, Edward S Lewandowski; Father, Gilbert F Figge; Mother, Edna I Figge; Two Brothers, Kenneth Figge, Francis  Figge

Visitation will be at St. Joseph Church in Zell, MO on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 9:00 am until service time of 11:00 am

The Clergy will be Rev. Henry Purcell.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Zell, MO

Memorials can be made to Valle Catholic Schools, The Little Debbie Fund attention Brandie Filer through Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, or Missouri Right to Life at

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Kathy served with The Red Cross overseas in Germany in the late 60’s and loved to travel throughout Europe. After her first marriage, Kathy moved to Massachusetts where she lived until 2006 when she returned home to Ste Genevieve, MO. Upon her return, she volunteered at Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital and worked as a secretary for St. Joseph’s parish and school until retirement in 2020. Kathy enjoyed long walks on the family farm and loved to travel, but most of all enjoyed doing these things with her children and grandchildren. Kathy was a dedicated and loyal friend, getting together for lunch once a month with a group of her high school pals. She was very generous to many charities and was a most passionate advocate for the unborn. We will always remember her smile, no matter how difficult things got. The best way we could honor her memory would be to respect, celebrate, and choose life.

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