Cathy Jo North

Cathy Jo North

Friday, August 31st, 1973 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Cathy Jo North, 47, of Coldwater, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Ascension Borgess in Kalamazoo. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Lockwood Community Church with Pastor Shayne Looper officiating. Interment will follow at Mason Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4-7:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. The family strongly encourages visitors to wear face coverings. Cathy Jo was born August 31, 1973 in Coldwater, MI to Donald & Carol (Clifford) Sechler. She graduated from Coldwater High School in 1991 and married Kevin J. North on May 26, 2001 in Coldwater. Cathy had worked at the former Kroger Store, Olan Mills, Bussing’s Bait and Tackle in Homer and Eaton Corp. in Marshall. Her true passion was being home with her children. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. After many struggles, Cathy and her husband were able to adopt two children whom she has devoted her life to raising, caring for and home schooling. Cathy was a member of Lockwood Community Church. She volunteered for Branch County Pride and was instrumental in establishing the Blessing Boxes throughout Branch County. Cathy was very active in the Women at Home Facebook group and she greatly enjoyed coffee time with her friends. Her love for her family was beyond measure. She will be greatly missed. Cathy is survived by her husband Kevin, her children Samuel and Matthew North, her father Don Sechler of Coldwater, her sister Carla (Ken) Quimby of Coldwater, her nephew and niece Zachary & Rebecca Quimby, her mother-in-law Carol North of Stillwater, OK, sister-in-law Holly North (Curtis Stogsdill) of Irving, TX, many aunts, uncles and cousins and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Carol Sechler and father-in-law Irving North. Memorials may be directed to Lockwood Community Church/Benevolent Fund
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Lockwood Community Church
    202 E. Lockwood Road
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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    Pastor Shayne Looper
  • Interment

    Mason Cemetery
    Mason Road
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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Tammy Gebbink

Posted at 05:45pm
Carla, Kevin and families,
I know Cathy from school she was the sweetest person to hang out with. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thought and prayers. Tammy Gebbink and family

Bonnie Shutts

Posted at 07:55am
Sorry for your lost just found out. Prayers to the family Worked with her at Krogers. She was a great women and would do anything for you.

Tamara larson

Posted at 10:10am
So sorry to hear that Cathy has went to be with the Lord so sudden. My heart hurts and my prayers are with you and the family and friends. I am Kasey mom and I know what a blessing your family had been to her. I’m so thankful she had and had you in her life. Hugs and prayers . She will be dearly missed by all. Tamara larson

Douglas Haag

Posted at 06:10pm
Dear Kevin,
We are so sorry for your loss. Cathy was a great mother and Sammy and Matthew will miss her dearly.
With Covid-19 we are not able to travel to see you in person. We will keep you and the kids in our prayers.

In Christ,
Uncle Doug and Aunt Meg


Jamie Matthews Etwas

Posted at 03:37pm
I received the news last night - one of our Women at Home sisters reached out and found me in the backwoods camping. I'm so stunned and saddened. Through the years, I know family meant absolutely everything to you - you shared your deep love and devotion of your husband and your kids. My thoughts and prayers are for them today, as I know you would want them to be. May your memory be a blessing to them today and always.

Jamie Matthews Etwas

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