Katharina “Ducky” Watson, 88

May 18, 2020

Katharina “Ducky” Watson, 88, formerly of Lampeter, passed away at Conestoga View on Monday, May 18, 2020. She was born in Liebling, Romania to the late Michael and Christine (Shank) Maerz.

She came to the United States in 1951, married Robert H. Watson in 1966, and shared 40 years together until his death in 2007.

She worked in housekeeping at the Lancaster Host Resort. Katharina loved animals and is now happily reunited with her beloved husband, son and pets, Suzi and Peanut. Because of her kind heart, Katharina fostered many dogs for several rescue groups, giving them a loving home until permanent homes could be found. She also loved to crochet and knit.

In addition to her late husband Robert, Katharina’s family includes her daughter, Katharina M., wife of Guy R. Bunteman; her late son, Robert Watson, Jr.; eight siblings, Eva Possler, wife of the late Nikolaus, Konrad Maerz, husband of Shirl, Christine, wife of Mel Bowman, Marie, wife of Michael Snyder, Margaret Hippey, wife of the late Samuel, Martin Maerz, husband of Virginia, Elizabeth Maerz, companion of Keith Staman, and the late Michael Maerz, husband of Kathi; as well as her son Donald.

Katharina’s family thanks the dedicated staff at Conestoga View for the loving care and friendship shown to her.

A private burial will take place in Conestoga Memorial Park, with The Rev. Mark Thiboldeaux officiating.

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May 24, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Love you and her so much❤️
Sara Hollenbach

May 22, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all of you Katharina’s family! You were all so loving and attentive to her ! She was the sweetest person and i was so blessed to have had a part in caring for her ! She is missed! we all ( her caregivers) thought very highly of her and cared for her deeply ! God bless you all, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Take care! Bobbie joe ( Boss)

May 20, 2020

I am extending my deepest sympathy to you Katcha,in regards to the death of your mother. I lost my mom on April 13 and understand how our present “Stay at Home” order impacts visitation of a very ill parent and final funeral arrangements. Let all your good memories  fill your heart. Stay safe and be well,Vicky Meckley

May 20, 2020

I am writing this for my sister,  Linda Sinclair, Katharina’s roommate at CV. We are so very sorry for your loss. Linda and Katharina communicated through both of their hearing losses. She was a sweet woman with a pretty smile We know she loved animals and dolls.. Linda will miss her. Praying for your family and all the residents at CV.
Rose Dukeman

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