ST. REGIS, Mont. -- Kathryn (Kay) Margaret (Fuchs) Eisenbacher, 62, died suddenly March 24 at Mineral County Hospital of Superior, Mont., in the loving arms of her husband, Earl.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial was held on March 28 at St. Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Mission of Superior, Mont. There will also be a memorial service at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Spicer in July 2011.
Kay was born in Willmar on May 1, 1948, to Mildred and Lawrence Fuchs. On May 28, 1966, she married Earl Henry Eisenbacher. Kay graduated from Atwater High School. She attended Willmar Vo-Tech (Ridgewater College) for cosmetology and operated her own shop, Kay's Kut n Kurl, from 1975 until her retirement.
The family moved to St. Regis, Mont., in 1983, where Kay continued her salon. She had various jobs in St. Regis throughout the years, however, being a beautician was the work she enjoyed the most. Kay was a lady of many talents, including gardening, cooking and needlework. She was also an avid reader. As said by family, friends and neighbors: "It was a great privilege to know Kay. We will miss her quick wit, her quiet confidence, the sparkle in her eye, and her great sense of humor."
Kay was preceded in death by her mother and father.
She is survived by her husband and their four children, Dawn (Donny) Kelley of Elkland, Mo., Michelle (Jerome) Cann of Jericho, Vt., Sarah Sue (Randy) Miller of Hickory, N.C., and Earl Matthew (Sara) Eisenbacher of Springfield, Mo.
Also surviving are three brothers, Don "Butch" Gable of Willmar, Bob (Bernadette) Fuchs of Pennock and Gary (Judy) Fuchs of Atwater; three sisters, Rita (Harlan) Broers of Clara City, Susan (Jim) Lee of Winfield, Iowa, and Laurie (Bill) Miller of Pennock; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Kay was a devoted grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of three.
Contributions may be made to the St. Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Mission Altar Society at P.O. Box 329, Frenchtown, Mont. 59834.