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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Mother of Mary & Margaret ’80, Katherine ’85, Susan ’87 & Joan ’89 Erhart passed away:

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 30, 2017

Kathryn M. (Fleck)
Kathryn M. (Fleck) Erhart, age 79, died peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2017 at The Goerlich Center in Sylvania. Katie was born December 9, 1937 to Arthur and Margaret (Crawford) Fleck.
Katie attended Rosary Cathedral, St. Ursula Academy and Mary Manse College. Upon graduation, she taught at Rosary Cathedral. In 1961, she married Robert A. Erhart and they moved to South Toledo and raised seven children. Katie was heavily involved in their church, schools, and community. She taught catechism for more than 25 years and she devoted her life to volunteering at St. Charles Borromeo Church, McAuley and St. Francis High Schools, The American Cancer Society, The Kidney Foundation, The Friends of the Library, Toledoans United for Social Action, The Girl Scouts, and Kappa Gamma Pi. Her outstanding dedication to
volunteerism and service was recognized by the Diocese of Toledo when she received the Roger J. Seibert Shared Responsibility Award for
Catholic lay leaders.
Katie is survived by her children, Mary, Margaret (Leah), Robert (Angela), Katherine (James) Woods, Susan (Barry) Ganoom, Joan (Keith) Hershey, Julie (Jason) Walton; and her brothers-in-law, Jack (Jean) Erhart, and Carl Paperiello. Also surviving, and the great joy in her life in her later years, are her grandchildren, Richard, Tara, Hannah, Jackson, Elise, Spencer, Rebecca, Timothy, Cooper, James, David, and Dylan. Katie is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Katie was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; her brother, Vincent; her sister, Dorothy Paperiello; and four infant children.
Our family wishes to thank all of Mom’s doctors, their staffs, and especially the many wonderful caregivers at the Goerlich Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider St. Charles Borromeo, the Ursuline Center, or a charity of your choice .
Family and friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Friday, March 31, from 3-8 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 1 beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church. Interment will be private. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at
As published in The Bladelogo

Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 30, 2017

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