February 18, 1939 - September 14, 2021
MIDWEST CITY, OK – Katharina Stachowiak, age 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Born in Mitrovica, Yugoslavia on February 18, 1939…set the stage for her strength and resiliency. Displaced by World War II – at the age of 11 – she along with her immediate family qualified for re-settlement…relocated to the United States aboard the USS Heinzelman in December 1951. Upon arrival, traveled two additional days by train to Texas where her family humbly assimilated into a new life in America. Katharina met her future husband, Air Force Airman, Victor Stachowiak, at a USO dance in the vicinity of Belton, TX. Following his multiple marriage proposals, she finally surrendered and they married on Christmas Eve 1957 in Temple, TX. Along the way, Katharina raised four children and lived in the Philippines, Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, West/Unified Germany and California – and back to Oklahoma/retirement in 1998 – as a loyal wingman supporting Victor’s military/civilian career. Katharina is survived by her husband of 64 years, Victor Stachowiak, Sr of Midwest City, OK; four children: Victor Stachowiak, Jr (Vickie), OKC, OK; Katharina Stachowiak-Soto, Temple, TX; Mark Stachowiak, Midwest City, OK; and Charlie Stachowiak (Milarose), Benton, LA; numerous grand-children and great grand-children; and her remaining brother and sister, Peter Georg, OKC, OK and Norma Jackson, Belton, TX. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephew…and an extensive family in Austria, Germany and Holland. Katharina is preceded in death by her mother, Sorga Pfann-Georg; stepfather, Alexander Georg; one brother, Fred Pfann; and two sisters, Maria Eaton and Susan White. The family extends gratitude to the village of people who assisted mom: Dr. Melvin Cook and staff, St Anthony’s Hospital, Home Health Care, Good Sheppard Hospice…and a special Thank YOU to Sally and Sam – we’re forever indebted to your helping hands and hearts – as you both know, she loved her family deeply and held you in the same light. Mom…we’ll see you at the chariot races! A private service was held at Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City on October 5, 2021.
MIDWEST CITY, OK – Katharina Stachowiak, age 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Born in Mitrovica, Yugoslavia on February 18, 1939…set the stage for her strength and resiliency. Displaced by World War II... View Obituary & Service Information
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