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Cathleen "Cathy" Kay Bochman

Cathleen ‘Cathy’ Kay Bochman was born on February 10, 1956 to Virginia and Henry ‘Hank’ Oorlog.  She was the youngest of 3 children.  She is survived by her siblings Chuck and Connie.  Cathy was a spirited child. One of Cathy’s favorite stories to tell was when she decided to ‘run away’ from home but had to stop at the end of the driveway, because she wasn’t allowed to go any further.  Another was of the time her big brother Chuck placed her in a 5 gallon bucket and sent her down the creek. Even though he attempted to get rid of her, she just continued loving him.  Cathy looked up to her sister Connie and they shared a special bond.  They enjoyed singing together.  Connie, Tootsie and Cathy would sing their hearts out.  She loved her Shetland pony, who could be a little ornery at times.  She especially loved the memory of when he tried to roll her off and she had to hop off and then back on during his attempt.  She showed that horse who was boss!   
She went to Country School through eighth grade and attended Tripp High School, later receiving her GED.  Married at the age of seventeen, she began her family and had 5 children: Jeff Kotalik (Adrianne), Justin Kotalik (Kelly), Jason Kotalik (Valerie), Elizabeth Simek (Chad) and Amanda ‘Mandy’ Horner (Josh).  Cathy worked hard at CR Industries and Shur-Co while raising her children on her own.  In 2001 she married the love of her life, Glen Bochman.  Glen not only became husband, but a devoted and loving father/ grandfather to all of her children and grandchildren.  He meant the world to Cathy.  They lived life to the fullest and laughed constantly.  He would give her a hard time for purchasing her treasures, but always allowed her to get them.  She loved to shop and he would just pay; they were always bargains of course.  Together they had their last child:   Catrina Kimerer (Willie).  Cathy always shared a special bond with Catrina, who was able to overcome childhood illness due to the love and care her parents gave her.
Cathy’s greatest pride in life after her children were grown was her grandchildren:  Alexander Kotalik, William and Russell Kotalik, Anthony and Ryett Kotalik, Tristan, Madex, Paxtyn and Prestyn Simek and Damien Kimerer.   She loved spending her free time at parks, ponds, pools, and especially the river which was one of her favorite places.  She spoiled the boys with Cheetos, pop, candy and toys whenever possible.  They knew Grandma had the soft spot and ran to her for love and hugs whenever their parents were mad. 
Anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with Cathy will appreciate these special characteristics.  She loved her Diet Mountain Dew and you would never catch her without it.  Many animals were blessed in becoming hers and loved unconditionally; there was always a home for a dog, cat or horse in need. She enjoyed her collections, especially her Angels, because of her faith in God. Cathy often utilized her green thumb growing beautiful flowers, even risking her life to get that one special flower.  There was beauty to be found in everything she viewed, encouraging her loved ones to have the same outlook on life. 
We are thankful to God for giving us the time we have had to enjoy the endless unconditional love Cathy was always willing to share with her loved ones.  We love you Cathy.

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Our heart felt sympathy goes out to Cathy's family. Cathy was kind enough to be my bridesmaid and also song at our wedding. We have many great memories and we were blessed to have known her. Cathy is the only one I know that tried to have a horse in her backyard in Tyndall. We are so sorry that we had to miss the funeral.

Dawn Jensen Jun 11 2018 9:15 PM

Praying for you as you go through this time. Losing a parent is hard but you were so blessed to have that time with her. My heart goes out to you all.

Nicole Nicolet May 31 2018 6:19 PM

I will really miss Aunt Cathy I have such great memories of her!! I loved seeing her when we visit Grandma and Grandpas or having her visit us. RIP Aunt Cathy we love you

Mark and Tricia Gillaspie May 31 2018 12:53 AM

You have our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Merlin and Barb Goehring May 30 2018 2:09 PM

I remember Cathy singing Christmas carols at CR parties. What a beautiful voice! My deepest sympathies to her family.

Helen Kelley May 30 2018 4:45 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to all.

Gerald and Carol Schoenfelder May 30 2018 3:24 AM

I enjoyed my time working with Cathy at SHUR-CO...we shared many laughs! I will always cherish the good memories I have of her! Hugs and Prayers to you all in this difficult time.

Christine Hanzlik May 30 2018 12:50 AM

Thinking of all of you now and sending my prayers, comfort and love. Blessing to all in the family.

Pam Kotalik Stilwell May 29 2018 11:20 PM

You're in our prayers.

Joni, Jada, Jakera, n Jamal Jones May 29 2018 5:21 AM

Our deepest sympathies and prayers .

Diane Eichstadt May 29 2018 3:10 AM