Jennifer L. Kathan

January 27, 1961 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 59)


CONSTANTINE-Jennifer L. Kathan, 59, passed away November 9, 2020 at her home in Constantine, MI.  She was born January 27, 1961 in South Bend, IN to Louis & Nancy (Pierce) Vida. 
  On December 29, 2015 she married Warren “Butch” Kathan; he preceded her in death on January 25, 2017.  She was also preceded in death by her father and a nephew. 
  Surviving is her mother, 2 daughters, April Wyatt-Bert, Terra Smith, 5 grandchildren, Lillian, Dalee, Jaxsin, Paytin and Journee.  Also surviving are 5 siblings, LuAnne Dehner, Cindy (Joe) Sypniewski, Joan (Jeff) Peterson, Gary (Joanne) Vida, Robert Vida, numerous nieces and nephews and her dog, Teddy.
  Jennifer worked at several places throughout her life including, Elkhart Plastics, the Indiana Toll Road and Gulf Stream.  She enjoyed going to the cabin on Drummond Island, sitting around the campfire with friends, fishing and attending her grandchildren’s extracurricular events.  Most dear to her heart was spending time with her children and grandchildren, who will miss her deeply.
  Per her wish’s cremation will take place and a celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date. 
  Memorial contributions may be given to the America Cancer Society or to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
  Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with her arrangements. 

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