Catherine E. Jacobi (Bruso), age 63, passed away on June 13, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones following a lengthy illness.
Cathy was born to the late Alden and Joan (Behrent) Bruso ( both of Appleton, WI.) on March 10, 1959 in Appleton, Wisconsin. She grew up with 8 other siblings, often traveling and camping with her family. This is where her love of the outdoors began. After graduating from Appleton East in 1977, Cathy began her own adventures. She went on to have 3 daughters whom she dedicated her life to.
Cathy was a passionate, caring woman who enjoyed camping, traveling with her family, playing cards, writing poems, reading romance novels, and singing her heart out. Cathy faced every challenge in life with a smile and made sure everyone around her knew she loved them to the end of the world. With a Diet Dr. Pepper, a smoke in hand and the love of her family, Cathy could face anything head on. She was strong, and courageous and she will be forever in our hearts. Cathy’s name will go on in our many stories and cherished memories she has left us with.
Cathy is survived by her daughters Amy (Glasheen) McLaughlin, Kelly Melhorn, Rebecca (Melhorn) Torrez (Christopher). Grandchildren Riley, Westin and Amelia, and her sisters and brothers who love her very much. She is proceeded in death by her parents Alden and Joan and her sister Mary.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 at Valley Harvest Church, 2216 American Drive, Neenah WI 54956. The visitation will begin at 4pm, service to begin at 5pm with a light meal to follow.
The family would like to thank all of those who sent thoughts, prayers and healing wishes our way, as well as Theda Care Hospice and Lakeland Care for everything you did for Cathy.