Kathryn Wade

Born: Saturday, September 14, 1996
Passed: Thursday, June 7, 2018

6/16/2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fred C. Olson Chapel  , Rockford IL 
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Kathryn M. Wade-Fansler, 21, of Loves Park, passed away on June 7, 2018. She was born on September 14, 1996 in Rockford, the daughter of Toby and Sarah (Rehling) Wade.
She is survived by her spouse, Nathanael Fansler; mother, Sarah; son, Wade; siblings, Kalin (fiancé Aubrey Smith), Riley and Emma; great-grandparent, Edith Bevan; grandparents, Randall and Patricia Wade, Charles and Jeanne Rehling, Rick and Margaret Tetrick; aunts, uncles and cousins who all loved her very much. Predeceased by her father, Toby Wade on March 17, 2018.
Kathryn was a fiercely loyal and kind-hearted person, who would go to the ends of the earth for you. She was constantly coming up with new ideas and ways to do things. An avid reader who wasn't afraid to snag a book from your shelf and shared the same love of literature as her dad. She enjoyed crafting soaps, candles and other things that Nathanael would tidy up behind her. She has a knack for bringing life into things by raising chicks and geese for her Papa, and reconstructing fish tanks for her fish and snails. She had a way with words as she weaved her own stories and poems to life. She was always drawing something somewhere, whether it was on paper, canvas or herself. She wasn't afraid of taking on a challenge or getting her hands dirty from hard work. She'd work Papa's farm doing anything to help him with the animals to harvesting honey. Katy loved music and earbuds, she would listen for hours. She enjoyed her times spent by the ocean and decided to return to school to pursue a degree in marine biology. She had yet to begin living life to its fullest potential and has been taken from our lives far too soon. She is loved by many and will be missed desperately.
In Nathanael's words, living life with Katy he knew there would never be a dull moment! He loved her spunk. She was full of life and a force to be reckoned with. He admired her ability to speak her mind and tell you like it is.
"It only takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them."
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61103. A time of sharing memories, thoughts or readings will follow the visitation at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made on behalf of her son, Wade.

Condolences & Shared Memories (13)

  1. S. Buck (Loves Park)

    I am so sorry to hear about your terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Alicia Contreras

    Sarah my heart goes out to you and everyone. My deepest condolences may she always rest in paradise.

  3. nan staten

    My thoughts and prayers are with Katy's family and friends . I am so sorry for your loss . May God comfort you and hold you close. Hold on to all your beautiful memories and laughter you shared together as a family. Sending love and hugs to everyone.

  4. Terry Carl

    May you always have a smile on your face when she comes to mind.

  5. Charlene Leaich

    So sorry for your loss Sarah. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

  6. sharon klaas

    So sorry for your loss Sarah, will keep you in my prayers,

  7. Joan Partch

    Sarah & Family I am so sorry to hear about Katy. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

  8. Natasha Walters

    I'm so sorry Katy. I love you.... I wish I was able to be there more for you... You recently became one of my best friends.... I can't believe you're gone :'( I miss talking to you...

  9. Betty sue Dunn Woods

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers

  10. Suzan vanvleet

    Sooo sorry for ur loss Sarah. Prayers and a big hug will always b heading ur way .

  11. Barbara

    Sarah and family...so so sorry for your loss hon! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. I know you all have wonderful memories that will be with you forever and will help ease the pain but time is really the only thing that helps diminish the pain... as you know it never leaves us! God bless you and your family...praying for all of you... Hugs!!!

  12. nan staten

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathryn's husband and son and her entire family and friends who loved her. I am so very sorry for your loss and hold on to all your beautiful memories you shared together as a family. sending Love and Hugs God Bless

  13. Sue McCreary

    My thoughts and prayers are constant for you.

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