Kathleen M. Gengelbach (Kathy). 71 of Scottsdale Arizona passed away on October 9th, 2018. Kathy was born June 18, 1947 in Reedsburg, WI. She was the first born of Mary Ellen and Erwin Baumgarten. Kathy grew up in the Loganville/Reedsburg area of WI. Kathy graduated from Web High School in Reedsburg WI and continued her journey to Madison WI. Kathy was married for 10 years and spent time in Eau Claire WI where her son (Chad) was born in 1974. Kathy then moved to Ipswitch Massachusetts. Her daughter (Kimberley) was born in 1978. Kathy returned to WI and continued her life raising her two children on her own in Sun Prairie WI. Kathy worked in the banking business for almost 20 years. She started her own cleaning business and ran that on her own for over five years. She then decided to get out of cold WI and start her retirement in Scottsdale AZ. While in Scottsdale she went back to school to become a Medical Biller. When not at work, she enjoyed sewing, crafting and had her own Sewing Alterations Business. She enjoyed making baby clothes, blankets, and pet clothing. She has spent the last 17 years of her life in Scottsdale AZ. She was an extremely independent lady who always was willing to help her friends and family in need. Kathy is survived by her children, son Chad and Kimberley (Aaron) Bizub, sisters, Gloria (Al) Burke and Sue Koz. Kathy was preceded in death by her father and sister Carole.
Visitation will be held on Monday October 15th 2018, from 4PM-7PM at Messinger Mortuary, 8555 Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale. A Celebration of Life will also be held in WI, date TBD.