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Cathy J. (Kogin) Thorne

May 15, 1944 ~ December 15, 2016 (age 72)

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Celebration of Life
May 20, 2017

2:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Cathy J. Thorne, age 72, of Avilla passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

Mrs. Thorne was born on May 15, 1944 in Auburn to Denver and Lura (Kaufman) Kogin.

She married Michael Thorne on July 29, 1972 in Fort Wayne.  He resides in Avilla.

Mrs. Thorne worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 32 years retiring in 1996.

She was a member of the Avilla American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary.  She enjoyed woodcarving, camping, traveling, crocheting, dancing and motorcycle riding.

Survivors include: 

Her husband; Michael Thorne of Avilla.

Son and daughter-in-law; Bill and Marilyn Randall of Rome City.

Daughter; Lori Lutz of Albion.

Daughter and son-in-law; Michele and Ryan Schlichtenmyer of Kendallville.

11 Grandchildren; Ashley Kaley, Sara Randall, Tina Johnson Wolff, Angie Snider, Tiffany Franks, Tim Hans II, Cody Hans, Paige Hans, Riley Randall, Laney Schlichtenmyer and Levi Schlichtenmyer.

10 great grandchildren.

Sister; Sharron Lonsbury of Columbia City.

Brother and sister-in-law; Rex and Jo Anna Kogin of Fort Wayne.

Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, great grandson; Austin Johnson, 2 brothers; Tom Kogin and Fred Kogin and a sister; Marcia Gudas.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.

Memorials may be directed to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn. 

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