Catherine (Cathy) Louise (Collier) Moelter, 67 of Eau Claire, WI passed away peacefully on Monday December 5, 2022 with her daughter by her side in Milwaukee, WI after a long battle with brain cancer.
Cathy was born to Rita (Ludvik) and Pete Collier on May 19, 1955 in Ladysmith, WI. She grew up in Altoona before moving to Park Falls MN, where she graduated high school in 1973. Shortly after the family moved back to Eau Claire where she remained.
She worked as a server at Heckel's and a bank teller at 1st Federal Bank while attending college courses and did in home daycare after the birth of her daughter before working for the ECASD as the secretary at Lowes Creek Early Learning Center. She worked for the ECASD until she became sick in 2003.
While the relationship wasn't permanent, Cathy married Mike Moelter in 1985. Together they had a daughter and Cathy gained 2 stepchildren.
Cathy is survived by her daughter Lindsey (Jason) Schoessow and grandson Jacob of Waukesha, WI. Stepchildren Chris (Julie) Moelter of New Berlin, WI and Shannon (Tommy) Starck of Cadott, WI and their children: Joey, Maddie, Korben and Sophie. Brothers and sisters Michael (Maryann) Collier, Cindy (Robert) Bohn, Mark (Aurora) Collier, Christine Collier, Matt Collier and Cheryl Collier and many "favorite" nieces and nephews. And dear friend Gwyn Plaza.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Pete and Rita and nephew Travis McDowell.
Prior to getting sick Cathy lived a full and rich life. She was an avid runner, frequently participating in 5Ks and finding new running paths around town. She volunteered her time ushering and building sets with the Eau Claire Theater Guild. Summers were spent at the pool with her daughter and camping up at her sister Chris's cabin. Cathy and Lindsey traveled often together out to California to visit her other sisters and spend time at the ocean. Road trips were filled with the alphabet game and singing along to old folk songs and movie soundtracks.
Cathy fought a long hard battle for 19 years, after getting sick, far exceeding Drs expectations. While her life looked different during these years Cathy remained positive and never complained. Her days were filled with crossword puzzles and many games of Yahtzee and cribbage with her friend Gwyn. Cathy's final months were spent with her daughter and grandson playing games of peek a boo and watching old tv shows together. We will miss her kindness and humor that she never lost despite everything she faced.
A Visitation will be held from 1pm - 3pm on Friday, May 5, 2023 with a Celebration of Life at 3pm at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services-WEST CHAPEL, 1405 N Clairemont Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54703. Online condolences may be shared at www.lenmarkfh.com.
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