Cathy L. Schernekau, 61, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on December 1, 2023 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on July 14, 1962, in Indianapolis, IN, to the late Tom Fallon and Anne Fallon. After completing her education, she worked for many years as a nurse and enjoyed being able to care for others. Cathy met and later married her husband, Kurt Schernekau, on August 27th, 1983 and together they spent over forty years by each other’s side, raising their family and watching their children and then grandchildren grow.
Cathy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, and who had many joys in life. She loved music and was an avid reader, enjoying the works of Danielle Steele and Elin Hilderbrand novels. She loved watching classic films especially Halloween and Alfred Hitchcock films, and was also an avid sports fan, who enjoyed cheering her favorite teams - Indiana University, Butler, Kansas City Chiefs, the Indianapolis Colts, and even proudly took herself to watch a Pacers game one year. Cathy loved the beach and looked forward to family trips to Hilton Head each year or would enjoy time by the pool in the summer. However, her greatest joy in life was the time she spent with her family, who will all miss her very much.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Kurt Schernekau; sons, Pat Schernekau and Andy (Lindsey) Schernekau; daughter, Paige Schernekau; siblings, Jim (Laurie) Fallon, and Anne-Marie (Shawn) Stoner; nieces and nephews, Eimile (Coleton) Davis, Meghan Fallon, Christopher Fallon, Emmett Stoner, and Riley Stoner; as well as her three grandchildren, Adalyn, Leighton, and Baylor.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family has elected a small family service but are planning a celebration of Cathy’s life to be announced for family and friends at a date to be determined.