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Cathy Breske

January 15, 1953 — June 11, 2019

WEBSTER – Catherine “Cathy” Breske 66 of Webster passed away Tuesday June 11, 2019 at her home in Webster. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:10 A.M. June 28, 2019 (next Friday) at the Webster Armory. Burial will be at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery in Grenville. Visitation will be the evening before from 4-7 P.M. closing with a Wake Service at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to the Breske Family Memorial Fund to be used to benefit Day County children in honor of our wife and mother Cathy Breske. Please send C/O Leon Breske 428 West 8th Ave Webster, SD 57274. Catherine “Cathy” Mary Murphy was born on January 15, 1953 to Lyle and Mary (Lamm) Murphy in Watertown, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. She attended school at Holy Name and graduated from Watertown High School in 1971. After high school she attended school at Northern State University where she met the love of her life. Later, she obtained her Registered Nursing Degree from University of South Dakota. She was united in marriage to Leon Breske on August 16, 1975 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Watertown, South Dakota. To this union 3 sons were born, Nathan, Matthew, and Jacob. They were her pride and joy. Cathy’s passion was caring for others. Over the years she took on many training and outreach programs to help others in countless ways. Cathy was instrumental in getting public buildings in Webster equipped with defibrillators as well as teaching CPR/AED classes. She organized many health fairs and was the Medical Career Club Advisor for Webster. She was the school nurse for Webster School District for nearly 30 years and had a special connection with children that made her vital in her position at the school. Cathy was the Child Protection Team President for many years and was an active participant in the Webster School Wellness Committee. For many years she organized the Christmas food box drive for needy families in the area. She also organized gift lists for the Christmas Angel Tree program. Cathy spent one day a week at Enemy Swim Day School and was honored with a star quilt by the Sioux Wahpeton Tribe for her dedication and service to Native American children’s health and well being. Cathy kept busy throughout the years following her son’s activities and various sporting events. She started the Bearcat Booster Club and Junior Bearcat program which are still in place today. She also enjoyed watching Hallmark movies, collecting trinkets such as teenals, and going to rummage sales. She was passionate about serving and caring for others and her animals, especially her golden retrievers. Cathy was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church where she and Leon taught CCD over the years. Cathy had a spark and compassion that stood out and made her tremendously special in so many ways and will be missed beyond measure. Cathy passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the age of 66 years, 4 months, and 27 days. She will be forever loved by her husband, Leon of Webster, SD; three sons, Nathan (Tia) Breske of Orchard Park, NY, Matthew Breske of Heerlen, Netherlands, Jacob Breske of Columbia, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jherek, Keon, and Emsley Breske; two brothers, Vince (Sheryl) Murphy and Pat (Cindy) Murphy of Watertown, SD; and two sisters-in-law, Joan (Steve) Edmonds of Grand Junction, CO, Diane Breske of Lake Villa, IL, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fiksdal Funeral Service

122 W 5th Ave, Webster, SD 57274

closing with a 7 pm Wake Service

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Friday, June 28, 2019

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