Kathleen “Kay” Naber – Winthrop

Kathleen “Kay” Naber, 91, of Winthrop, Iowa died peacefully at her home on Thursday morning, October 1, 2020.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 5, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop with Rev. David Beckman officiating.
Visitation: 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. on Monday at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Interment: St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Winthrop, Iowa.
Online obituary at

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required. Those in attendance are asked to wear a mask inside the funeral home and church. We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.

Kathleen Alice Steffen was born on July 30, 1929 in Luxembourg, Iowa, the daughter of Aloysius W. & Mary M. (Maiers) Steffen. She received her education at the Luxembourg School. Kay was united in marriage to William Gerald Naber on November 8, 1950 in Luxembourg, Iowa. Kay was a mother and farmer, helping Bill with all the work on the farm. Bill died on October 31, 1992 and Kay later moved to Winthrop. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she had been active in the choir. Kay enjoyed crocheting, baking and playing cards with her friends at Delhi for 35 years.

Kay is survived by her 5 Children: Craig (Deb) Naber of Winthrop,
Mary Kay Naber of Winthrop,
Jerry (Dee) Naber of Winthrop,
Bret (Kathie) Naber of Hiawatha &
Bill (Tammy) Naber of Quasqueton;
9 Grandchildren: Jared, Lauren & Ricky Riis,
Kevin & Jessica Naber,
Jeremy Ryan & Michael Naber and
Kaylee & Brock Naber;
7 Great Grandchildren;
Sister: Rita Willenbring of Cascade;
Sister-in-law: Kay Steffen of Dubuque and many
Nieces & Nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband and 5 siblings: Aggie Demmer, Esther Bockenstedt, Sally Naber, Dottie Maiers and Gene Steffen.


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