Knorr, Kathleen "Katie"Kathleen "Katie" Nora Knorr passed away unexpectedly at Brookdale Senior Living in Appleton on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the age of 89. Kathleen was born on March 11, 1928, to the late Edward and Kathryn (Martin) Artz in the Township of Lebanon, WI. Kathleen graduated from Little Wolf High School and went on to attend UW Oshkosh, where she received her degree in education. Kathleen married Merlin Knorr on June 3, 1950. Instead of going on a honeymoon, they planted cabbage. The two of them farmed their entire life. Kathleen started teaching in a one room schoolhouse and later joined the Shiocton School District. She enjoyed many years of substitute teaching and took great pride in all of her students. Kathleen always had a smile on her face and was always a very warm and kind-hearted person. After retiring from teaching, she continued to plant a big garden and help around the farm. Merlin and Kathleen enjoyed playing cards and traveling with friends. Kathleen also enjoyed playing her piano and spending time with her grandchildren.Kathleen is survived by her 4 sons, Kenneth (Cheryl), Shiocton, Robert (Lynn), Clintonville, Vernon (Shirley), Platteville, CO and Steven (Carla), Shiocton; 7 grandchildren, Andy (fiancé Shasta), Matt (Erica), Brian (Amanda), Tim (Andrea), Paige, Deb (Jon) and Chelsi; 5 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Frances and Rose Artz.Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merlin; a granddaughter, Jennifer; brothers, Melvin and Vincent Artz and sisters, Lucille (Art) Lorrig and Eileen (Francis) Gough.A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Shiocton, where she was a longtime member. Fr. Richard Allen will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 4-7 pm. at Borchardt Moder Funeral Home in Shiocton and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Appleton.The family would like to extend their appreciation for the care and compassion the entire staffs at Brookdale and Compassus Hospice showed our mother during her time there.