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Kate Praetorius Obituary

Kate  Praetorius
Kate Praetorius

April 8, 2019
Born in Hensonville
Resided in Palenville, NY
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Kate Praetorius of Palenville passed away on Monday, April 08, 2019.

She was a daughter of the late Harry Hoyt and Helen Whipple Hoyt. A lifelong Palenville resident Kate taught Sunday School at the Simpson Memorial UMC in Palenville and belonged to the Palenville Ladies Auxiliary. In years past she was a proud can can dancer at Carson City and enjoyed racing snow mobiles. For many years Kate had a Halloween tradition as the “Hot Dog Lady” (serving hundreds of area trick or treaters.) She was a nanny and second mother to many in Palenville.

Her husband, Howard E. “Bud” Praetorius died in 2008; her son Howard “Buddy” Praetorius, Jr. died in 2004. Five brothers Harry “Junie”, Barney, Allen "Bud", Crockett and Arnold Hoyt; two sisters Mildred South and Norma Alberti and two great grandsons Trent and Henry Halverson all died previously.

Loving mother of Harry (Jessie Proper) Praetorius and Helen (Don) Spring of Palenville; sister of Linda Poehmel and Noreene Delong, both of Hensonville, Frankie Keifer and Carol Macintosh, both of TN and Duane Wagenbaugh of FL; sister in law of Rose Oltmann of NJ; grandmother of Donald Spring, Jr. (and Pixy), Heather (Jonathan) Halvorsen and Kaitlyn Praetorius; great grandmother of Michael Premo and Jeremy Halvorsen; Godmother of John Poehmel, Jr. and Michelle Morey; best friend of Sally Patterson. Many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be conducted on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday at 10:00 am at the funeral home, Pastor Cathy Schuyler will officiate. Interment will follow in Palenville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to “Simpson Memorial UMC”, c/o Treasurer K. Ormerod, 7 Birchwood Park, Palenville, NY 12463. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com.




Calling Hours
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Thursday, April 11, 2019
10:00 AM
Palenville Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Palenville, NY US 12463
Thursday, April 11, 2019