October 4, 1939 ~ January 2, 2021

Born in: Karlsruhe, Germany
Resided in: Leitchfield, Kentucky

Katharina Marakowitsch Cantrell, age 81 of Leitchfield, passed away Saturday, January 2nd 2021 at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. She was born October 4th 1939 in Karlsruhe, Germany, the daughter of Martin & Katharina Balger Marakowitsch. She became a United States citizen on April 20th 1982, one of the proudest days of her life. She was a devoted housewife and mother, she enjoyed the outdoors and especially spending time on the lake with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles Cantrell; two sons, Roger Cantrell & Jerry Cantrell (Tammy); two grandchildren, Samantha Cantrell & Tara Kummer (Thomas); five great grandchildren, Logan Kummer, Breanna Kummer, Alisha Strottman, Aiden Strottman, & Jasmine Strottman; and one sister, Franzi Marakowitsch (Reinhold Glebe).

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lenka Marakowitsch.

In keeping with Mrs. Cantrell’s wishes, cremation was chosen in lieu of burial. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss I hope everyone is trying to be well at this time I Miss Katherine too she was a wonderful woman and very kind to me thank you all and I hope you’re doing well Kathy Kummer

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