Catherine M. Gischlar

Catherine M. Gischlar (nee Smigaj), 67, of Brookfield, died Jan. 1, 2023 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Ms. Gischlar was born May 24, 1955 in Chicago and worked as a receptionist/office administrator at Alro Steel Company.

She was the wife of John Gischlar; the mother of Karen (Dennis) Savicz, Mary (Brian) Misch and Betty (Christian) Holden; and the grandmother of Brittany Shallow, Caitlin Shallow, Zachary Holden, and Abigail Holden. 

Services have been held. Cremation was private.

Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

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