Drouillard, Catharine E. (Kate), Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at HealthSource Saginaw after a months-long illness. Age 82 years. Catharine Elizabeth Ernest was born on November 4, 1931, in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Fernbach) Ernest. She was married to Alfred J. Drouillard on June 9, 1951, in Saginaw, where he predeceased her on March 4, 1991. Kate dearly loved fishing, waterskiing, reading, knitting and playing cards. Surviving are her aunt Catherine Cunningham, brother, John (Doris) Ernest, Saginaw, nieces Jacqueline (Gary) Ritchie, and Carole (Greg) Sinkler, and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frederick, Edward and Frank Ernest. Funeral service will take place on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Schabel will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Sunday from 4:00-8:00 p.m., then on Monday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Memories and sympathies of Kate may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.