Cathleen Ann Hatling, 84, died at her daughter Patty Barton's home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Eitzen.

She was born July 5, 1928, in Harmony to Harold and Irene Flynn. She graduated from Harmony High School.

Cathleen was married to Rolf Hatling on Sept. 8, 1956, at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony. They farmed in Preble Township until they moved to Rushford in 1959.

She worked at Berger and Hilda Halvorson's Grocery Store and other local stores until she began a 29-year career at the Rushford Municipal Liquor Store.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rushford. She enjoyed walking, cooking, baking, taking drives to eat at the area supper clubs, and being with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Patty (Ken) Barton of Eitzen; a son, Jeff (Lee) Hatling Kernersville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Jim (Sonja) Flynn of Rockford, Ill., and Donnie (Jean) Flynn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, Dorothy Amdahl, and her parents.

A funeral Mass was Dec. 14 at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in rural Canton.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at