Kate Page

Kate Page, 40, of Hatley, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Kate was born in Shawano on June 3, 1976, to Charles and Marti Matyska. After graduating from high school, Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She worked for a short time in the Czech Republic before returning to Wisconsin and settling in the Wausau area. On Sept. 5, 2004, she was united in marriage to Lee Page at the top of Rib Mountain.

Kate loved nature and animals and had a passion for animal rights. She was also very artistic and enjoyed gardening and photography.

Kate was a wonderful woman with a big heart, always thinking of others and putting the needs of others before her own. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Kate is survived by her husband, Lee; parents, Chuck and Marti Matyska, of Cecil; sister, Mary (James) Wood, of Homer Glen, Illinois; mother-in-law, Michelle Pagryzinski, of Hatley; sister-in-law, Kelly (Jonas) Pelot, of Wausau; five nephews, Scott (Helen) Wood, Ethan Wood, Austin Pelot, Devin Pelot and Haden Pelot; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.

A time of sharing will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.