Catherine M. Sell
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Catherine M. Sell

May 17, 1932 - August 31, 2013

Catherine M. Sell

May 17, 1932 - August 31, 2013


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Obituary for Catherine M. Sell

Catherine “Katie” Sell, age 81, of Beaver Dam, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Beaver Dam.

A memorial gathering will be held at Murray Funeral Home, 131 E. Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Services will follow, beginning at 11:00 AM with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

The former Catherine Mary Machkovech was born on May 17, 1932 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late John and Mary (Hallermeier) Machkovech. After graduating from Beaver Dam High School in 1950, Katie worked at Kraft Foods in Beaver Dam for more than 38 years, retiring in 1995. On June 19, 1978, she was united in marriage with Wilbert Sell in Beaver Dam; he preceded her in death on January 7, 2000. In later years, Katie was reunited with her high school sweetheart, Morry Schultz. She enjoyed traveling, trips to the casino, being outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones. Katie was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam.

Survivors include her nephew, John (Nelda) Machkovech of Beaver Dam and his daughters, Nicolle (Tim), Natalie (Zach), Nadine, and Katrina; other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends. Katie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her soul-mate, Maurice “Morry” Schultz; her sister, Sylvia Machkovech; and three brothers, Gerhardt, Robert, and Leonard Machkovech.

The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at

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