Obituary of Katherine Brewer-Cikalo
Katherine Ann Malek was born on March 22, 1954 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Don and Rita Warden. Katherine married Lawrence Andrew Cikalo on May 24, 2002 in Lucas County, Ohio. From this union became a blended family of five children. During their fifteen years of marriage they loved spending time together. She loved riding on the back of the Harley, being outdoors, attending concerts including: Don White and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and spending time with her beloved dog, Nico.
For twenty years, Katherine worked at the Mazda Plant in Flat Rock as a material handler. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching fireworks and went to every show she could, as well as researching any Pow Wow Native American gathering to see if she could attend. Katherine loved to go camping and did so all throughout Michigan (especially during Halloween), traveling as far as Mackinaw to enjoy the outdoors. Katherine was explained to be an avid reader and loved to have her face in a book, until she started having a tough time focusing and resorted to watching movies. She loved the holidays and enjoyed cooking for her family. Katherine’s famous dishes were wild rice soup, chicken and dumplings, and her killer lasagna that had more cheese than one person could bare. She learned most of her cooking from her grandmother and mother in-law.
Katherine Ann Brewer-Cikalo, age 63 of Milan, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home. In addition to her parents, her passing is preceded her brother: Robert Malik and her granddaughter Caitlyn.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her beloved children: Margaret (Andrew) Ziegler, Christopher (Debbie) Brewer, Jason (Jessica) Brewer; step children: Miranda Cikalo and Brooke Cikalo. She leaves her brothers: John (Lynn) Taylor, Donald (Julie) Warden, and Daniel (Tonya) Warden;her sister: Julie (John) Martin; grandchildren: Caitlyn, Codie, Conner, Bridgett, Sierra, Christina, Theresa, Alicia, Kyle, Tony, Anna, Jacob, Jeremy, Morgan, and Hunter; and her great grandchildren: Nicholas, Olivia, Noah, Evan, Serenity and Addeus. She is survived by her children’s father Paul and many extended family and friends.
Friends may gather from 1:00pm until A Celebration of Her Life at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734)384-5185 with Pastor Tim Iocoangeli of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church to officiate.
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