Kathleen M. Hougard, 68, passed away at Ascension-All Saints, on Friday, September 6, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held, on Saturday, October 5th, at Bernie’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, 1238 Lathrop Ave., Racine, WI 53405, 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. A buffet style luncheon will be served from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Kathleen M. Hougard, 68, passed away at Ascension-All Saints, on Friday, September 6, 2019. She was born in Racine on November 6, 1950, the daughter of the late Vernon C. and Helen L. (nee: Mutchie) Staples.
Kathleen had, most recently, been employed by Ascension-All Saints in the Behavioral Health Unit as a CSA, prior to her illness. Her greatest enjoyment came from traveling to her retreat in the Adams Friendship Area.
Surviving are her three children, Amy (Greg) Walters, of Racine, Jason (Jaime) Hougard, of Farmington Hills, MI, and Rachel Hougard, of Racine; seven grandchildren, Cody and Sydney Walters, Ayla and Chase Hougard, and Alexis, Aaliyah, and Dwayne Ford; sister, Patti MacDougall, of Racine; three brothers, Richard (Ruth) Staples, of Racine, Randy (Coleen) Staples, of Cheyenne, WY, and Brian (Charlene) Staples, of Delevan, WI; her significant other, Doug Benson, of Racine. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother Robert Staples. Also surviving are many loving, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private burial will be held at the Staples’ family cemetery in Wild Rose, WI at a later date.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Hassen, Dr. Rosenberg, their staff and the entire Infusion Center staff for their endless support and highest level of care during their mother’s long battle.