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In Memory of

Katherine Rebernigg

August 6, 1917 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


On January 7th, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. Katherine Striehl Rebernigg passed away in her sleep. Born on August 6th, 1917 in Berlin, Germany she lived over 100 years. During two centuries she survived world wars, the Great Depression , saw a man land on the moon and the assassination of a president.

She traveled the world as a performer, eventually immigrating to the United States in 1934 to perform center ring at Ringling Brothers for ten years.

Katherine was the last of four siblings. She survived the death of her husband, Robert in...

On January 7th, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. Katherine Striehl Rebernigg passed away in her sleep. Born on August 6th, 1917 in Berlin, Germany she lived over 100 years. During two centuries she survived world wars, the Great Depression , saw a man land on the moon and the assassination of a president.

She traveled the world as a performer, eventually immigrating to the United States in 1934 to perform center ring at Ringling Brothers for ten years.

Katherine was the last of four siblings. She survived the death of her husband, Robert in 1995 after 51 years of a beautiful marriage and the death of her son, Bob in 2009. She lived much of her life in New York loving the vibrancy of the city and then retired to Florida in 1990 to be close to her family.

Katherine leaves behind her daughter, Lisa, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her nieces, Christa and Ruth, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces. She was the matriarch of a grand family and leaves a legacy behind.

Her life was full. An accomplished pastry chef, she loved being in the kitchen and cooking. She made it her mission to make sure that her friends and family were always well fed. Early in life she sent food during the war in an effort to help family migrate to the United States. In her mid life she opened her home to care for those who had no one else. Later she cared for her husband.

She will always be remembered as that "larger than life presence" always looking after others.