From a Chippewa Falls newspaper, Wednesday, June 14, 1972. Katherine Lavell was a great-granddaughter of Patrick and Johannah Hogan through their daughter Johanna Hogan Powers and her daughter Mary Powers Lavell:


Miss Katherine (Kate) M. Lavell, age 87 of 811 W. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lingering illness.

She was born April 2, 1885 in Chippewa Falls, daughter of James Lavell and Mary Ellen Powers. Miss Lavell attended Notre Dame Elementary School and Notre Dame McDonell High School. She then was employed by the McQuillan Plumbing Co. and the Motor Bus Co. for 25 years. She was also employed by the city of Chippewa Falls in the Department of Utilities for approximately 15 years, retiring in 1959. She was a member of Notre Dame Parish, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Chippewa County Historical Society.

Miss Lavell is survived by one sister, Miss Esther Lavell and one brother, James J. Lavell, both of Chippewa Falls. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie, and two brothers, Leo and Frederick.

Funeral services will be held at Notre Dame Church 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, with interment to be made in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mason-Weber Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Thursday. The Rosary will be recited 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.