Memorial services were Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Cathy Ann Cooley, the daughter of Herbert and Donna (Bauer) Cooley, was born Aug. 27, 1959 in Storm Lake. She was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake where she remained a member.
Growing up, Cathy attended school in Storm Lake where she graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1977. Following graduation, she lived in Michigan, Bradenton, Florida, and Bogota, Colombia before returning to Storm Lake.
On April 1, 1980, Cathy was united in marriage to Alberto Ordonez and together they were blessed with three children: Brianna, Adam, and Alexander. On Dec. 11, 2004, Cathy was united in marriage to Aaron Waldner.
Cathy was employed at Tyson in Storm Lake where she completed payroll. She helped raise money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life where she was a Team Captain. Cathy enjoyed reading, bowling, gardening, and camping. She loved collecting antiques and restoring her 100 year old home. Cathy treasured traveling, especially the family trip to Florida, the trip to Las Vegas with friends, and a trip to Jamaica for her honeymoon in 2010.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Aaron Waldner; children: Brianna and Alexander Ordonez; stepson, J.J. Waldner; brother-in-law, Jeremy (Sonja); sister-in-law, Wendy (Jeremiah) and their children, Nathaniel and Brandon; uncles and aunts: Harry Bauer; Jonathan (Dee) Waldner; mother and father-in-law; special friends: Shelly and Bill Chapman; Brenda Newell; Laura Harris; Tracey Jepsen; Tammy Voss; Lori Nitchals; Jan Severson; Sue Frease Bliss; Sheryl Campbell; Liz Stough; Dawn Bricker; Pat Anderson; Dan Konradi; Stan and Jolene Henrich; neighbors: Jim and Sharon; Dean and Josie; Steve and Jean; Paul and Pat; extended family and friends.
Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Donna Cooley; son, Adam; brother, Chuck Cooley; grandparents: George and Sarah Cooley; Harry and Louise Bauer.