Catherine Erdner age 84, of Wells, MN, died Monday, February 22, 2021 at St. John’s Woodlands on Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, MN.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN with Father Greg Havel and Deacon Gene Paul officiating.  The service will be LiveStreamed from Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home Facebook page.  Visitation will be Sunday, February 28, from 2:00-5:00 PM, at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells, MN.  Face masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Catherine was born March 22, 1936 the daughter of Theodore and Sophia (Hainka) Stenzel.  She married Gerald “Gary” Erdner on Feb. 25, 1954, in Minnesota Lake. Katy was a homemaker who stayed busy raising her 10 children.  She enjoyed going up north with the kids and in-laws to fish.  Katy loved to spend time with her family.  She loved being with them on all their adventures, Katy hated to be left out. She enjoyed going out to eat, playing cards and shaking dice.  She was a big fan of the MN Twins and the Game Show Network.  Katy will be remembered for her kisses and snuggles from all the grandkids and great-grandkids.

Katy is survived by her children:  eight daughters: Barb Christenson of FL, Jackie (Don) Leesch of Wells, MN, Sandy (Ron) Leesch of Wells, MN, Pat (Terry) Herbers of Eyota, MN, Mary (Randy) Jacobsen of Maggie Valley, NC, Connie (Neil) Roesler of Minnesota Lake, MN, Teri (Lanny) Johnson of Easton, MN, and Jeri (Rick) Farley of Bricelyn, MN; one son, Dan “Bud” (Sherry) Erdner of Wells; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters-in-laws; many nieces, nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents: husband Gary; one son, Dennis “Fritz”; grandsons: Jeremy Leesch and Matt Erdner; brothers: Walter, Louie (Teresa), Charlie, Willie and Bernie; sister Theresa (Don) Pritchard.