Kathryn Claire Theis
care of each other” was
a firm belief of Kathryn Claire Theis, 61, of Madison, WI, who died early
Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Santa Monica, CA, while visiting her daughter,
Eleanor “Nora” Nett. She is now pure love and joy, and we are here taking
care of each other in her stead.
Kathryn (Kate or K.C.), was born at
Patricia (Bostwick) Klinzing. On December 17, 1973, she married James Nett, who
preceded her in death in 1988. K.C. married Thomas “Touse” Theis on May 2, 1990, who also preceded her in death in
One of 10 children, K.C. graduated
awarded a bachelor’s degree (CPA)
K.C. went on to earn a law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School,
then later earned a master of liberal arts degree in creation spirituality at
Naropa University Oakland.
Early in her business career, she
worked as an X-ray technician in
and operated Netts and Rackets tavern in
worked as an internal auditor at Banc-Corp in
She was an adjunct professor at
the Blue Heron Bookstore, and worked as K.C. Theis, Attorney at Law, in
a decade. After moving to
K.C. served as CFO for the Mary Lind Recovery Centers from September 2002 until
September 2011. Upon returning to
she owned and operated K.C. Theis Business Services, LLC, in
for Roberts Homes & Real Estate and a managing member at Caballero &
Co. Productions in
She authored two books: “The
Me Another One, Nana,” (2013)
an Amazon e-book of short stories for children.
K.C. was a member of the Badger
Alumni Association, the V.F.W., the
for Spirituality and Healing, and the Self Realization Fellowship in Pacific
enjoyed experiencing the world through travel, education, writing, creating art
and merriment. She loved holding
children, watching sunsets, sharing stories with friends and spending time with
family. There was nothing that gave her
life more meaning than being supportive of those she loved and kind to all she
met. Her spirit indomitable, her
laughter infectious, she left those who shared her presence better off for having
K.C. is survived by her daughters,
Eleanor Nett, of
and Carrie Theis, of
(Cody) Theis, of Madison; and grandson, August Theis, also of
siblings: Corliss Hartge Klinzing, of Madison; Kurt (Peggy) Klinzing, of
Boston; Sally Klinzing and Mary Klinzing, of Fond du Lac; Joe (Shelly)
Klinzing, of The Villages, FL; Dodie Berg, of Sheboygan; Beth Grandbois,
Moorhead, MN; John (Donna) Klinzing, of Fort Myers Beach, FL: David (Sylvia)
Klinzing, of Singapore; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews, cousins, and friends, a number of whom she embraced as children
of her own.
She was preceded in death by James
Nett, Thomas Theis, her parents, Patty and Vern Klinzing, cousin Julie Meress,
niece Carlina Klinzing and a number of close aunts and an uncle.
A visitation for K.C. Theis will be
held Wednesday, April 2, at Zacherl’s Funeral
Home from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following. A
Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
In lieu of flowers, friends are
encouraged to bring plants or donate to the
for Spirituality and Healing,
S. Main St.
K.C.’s children also request that, in her honor, you go forth in
your own life with an abundance of kindness and laughter.
smell you in the ocean breeze and see you in every sunset of every day. I feel
you in each flower I touch as I pass by, and hear you in the laughter of others
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the