Date: 09/19/2003

Name: Felicia & Ken DePyper (Kids)

From: Oak Forest, Il USA

Message: Cathy,

We little knew that night God was going to call your name,

In life you were loved dearly, In Death we do the same.

It broke many hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

You left Beautiful, happy, fun loving memories,

Your love is still the guide, and though we cannot see you,

you are always by our side, The Family & Friend chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one the

chain will link again.

Thank you for all the awesome going home Dinners...

Love you and God Bless.

Date: 09/19/2003

Name: Tina Cross

From: Phoenix, Arizona USA

Message: As everyone, I was shocked to hear the news.

I have only fond memories of being young and hanging out with my

older cousins Cathy and Christi. They could be so crazy!

Especially Cathy. Good times!

She will be missed greatly.

My deepest condolences to the rest of the family.

Sincerely, Tina Cross

Date: 09/18/2003

Name: Brenda (Gamm) Keppler

From: Strawberry Point, Iowa U.S

Message: I went to school with Christi untill she moved to Oelwein.

My husband Chris Keppler went to school with Cathy.

She was a very fun and intelegent person.

We were very saddened to read of her death.

Our sympathy to the Weger family.

Love Chris,Brenda,Rachel,Ariell, Dillon Keppler

Date: 09/18/2003

Name: John Peglow

From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

Message: Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt condolences

for the loss of Cath. We are thinking of you and hope you make it

through this very difficult time.

John, Julie, Jessica and Rachel Peglow

Date: 09/17/2003

Name: Nancy Fredrick Miehe

From: Chandler, Arizona USA

Message: This news has certainly come as a shock. My memories of Cathy are

from many years ago. My earliest memory was Cathy and I stood up on a big rock

outside the school doors, we were in Kindergarten, and we sang at the top of our

lungs "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden". She was part of the CCR club -

Clayton County Riders - we were very young girls on bicycles with a mission!

Cathy and her sister, Connie, get all the credit for teaching me every trick in

the book when it came to playing 500 and eucher. Nothing like playing cards on

the back of the bus to pass the time! Cathy was one of the most intelligent

people I've ever known. We had a lot of fun as kids. Cathy had the kind of

personality that impacted everyone she met.

My deepest sympathy to the Weger family.

Nancy (Fredrick) Miehe

Date: 09/16/2003

Name: Kay (Thomas) Sheckles

From: Strawberry Pint, Iowa US

Message: I was shocked to hear about Cath. It has been a long time since we

all lived on the farms in Strawberry Point, when Nancy Gredrick, Cath, and

myself would ride our bikes and meet and travel back to that hollow that I

can't remember the name of anymore. We went there for our secret club usually

have a picnic of crackers and cheese and a pop; whatever we could carry on our

bikes and we would stay there and talk until the cows came home, literally.

Then at one of my slumber parties we had adance contest, Mom got the movie

camera out and I think we have Cathy out there doing the "Funky Chicken."

Of course we can't forget those long bus rides to school. We would play cards

forever, but we always had to split up Cathy and Connie...otherwise Nancy and

I wouldn't stand a chance. Just a few memories from our early years. Your

family has our sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kay (Thomas) Sheckles

Date: 09/16/2003

Name: Carrie Esch Martin

From: Olympia, Washington

Message: I was so sorry to hear about Cathy's death. I hadn't seen her in

many years, but have so many great memories of her friendship in our elementary

school days, sleep-overs, 4-H (taking our presentations to the fair!) and just

hanging out. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Carrie

Date: 09/15/2003

Name: Cryss Lintgen-Hill

From: West Union, Ia

Message: Dear Cal and family; I haven't seen Cathy for many years, but she'd

made her mark on my life. She had a spark about her. An imagination, and

humor second to none. Cathy had a way of twisting real life just enough to

make it interesting...for all of us that knew her. I haven't yet, or ever will

go to Redgate Park, play a game of backgammon, listen to the song 'Barracuda',

or hear the name, Roslyn Carter (you had to be there), without her being with me.

Cathy will bring that spark to heaven, and I know when I look to the night sky,

Cathy will be the brightest star out there watching over us. I love her, and

miss her, but I will never forget her. My heartfelt sympathies to you all. Cryss

Date: 09/15/2003

Name: Mary Kacere

From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa U.S.A.

Message: Cal, Carol, Christi and Dan, Bob and Joyce, and the entire family,

Cathy will be greatly missed by alot of people. Her quick wit and sense of humor

will always be remembered and cherished by those who knew her. Keep her smile in

your hearts because her smile will always be in mine. My deepest condolences.

Date: 09/15/2003

Name: Steven Bray

From: Coralville, IA USA

Message: Dear Jim, Cal & family-

We're all gonna miss the best 'Lousy Service' any bar ever had...I'm glad to

have known Cathy better as the years progressed, and I came to understand her

unique sense of humor...Recently, someone brought in some 1-800-BETS-OFF cards,

and of course Cath had me put 'em right on the front of the Fruit Bonus (gambling)

games! That's her style, and ability to poke fun at herself as well, because she

played 'em more than anybody!

With Cath's quick wit, you have to get up to speed in a hurry or you're left behind.

Well, we're all left behind for now, and hurting.

When I listen to my Beatles albums, especially your favorite, 'Rubber Soul',

I'll remember you, Cath! Get John and George to serenade you,

'til the rest of the band (and we) arrive.

Date: 09/14/2003

Name: Merv & Lily Cousins

From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

Message: Cal and family, I am so sorry for your loss . I will miss hearing hi

Merv Dog and seeing that big smile.The X-mass parties were the best. Kath made

so many kids happy including us big ones.

Date: 09/14/2003

Name: Tom (Choo) and Cathy Turner

From: Springville, IA

Message: Cal and Jim,

I can't tell you how sorry we are for your loss. The memories of working with

Cath at The Left Bank are many. From the top 10 list to the special meat balls

that Cath treated us with. Please know that our hearts are with you and that our

lives were touched by Cath.

Tom and Cathy

Date: 09/14/2003

Name: Marie Welton

From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa usa

Message: Cath has been a close friend of mine since 1992. Out side of The Left Bank

I was her stylist and friend . She could never seem to understand why her hair

didn't work for her aside of me doing it for her. duh..( Hair ELIDERATE)

One night my husband and I visited The Left Bank and she had just walked in from

having a motorcycle ride seen me and anounced loudly MY Stylist is here and look

what she does to my hair. It was out there !!!!!!!!

She would come for her appointment bringing a handful of mail to go thru but may

set it aside to work on her top 10 list or pick items out of her catalogs for

gifts for friends.

I miss her greatly and will keep memories in my heart forever.

She Thought of everyone she liked as part of her family and never missed their

special days.

Marie Welton

Date: 09/14/2003

Name: Freda Eyerly

Message: I never realized Cath took up so much room! Nothing will ever be the same;

the world has huge hollow spot. I'll miss her wit and generousity. She helped

to make so many of us feeled loved. And she was loved by so many. Queen Bee,

how will the hive survive without you.



Date: 09/13/2003

Name: scott wingert

From: cedar rapids, ia usa

Message: angie and i wish to express our deepest sympathies to the weger family

during this difficult time. cath was a great friend and always made us feel very

special at her bar. during our last visit a couple weeks ago, when we called a

few minutes before our cab arrived, cath placed a ''reserved'' sign on the table

near the juke box and had a tall candle lit next to a carafe of white zinfandel.

it was special and sweet, and it also the norm with her down there. cath was

wonderful with our children at her children's christmas party two years ago.

basically she was just a very giving person. we'll miss her sports pools, her wit,

her birthday cards and the free verbal barb with every cocktail.

god bless. scott and angie