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Catherine McAuley

Catherine McAuleyCatherine Fitzgerald McAuley, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, surrounded by family in Ackley, IA.Cathy was born on January 12th, 1947, in Charles City, IA to Maurice and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Schrup. Cathy graduated from Charles City High School in 1965 and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Chicago School of Fine Arts.In 1972 Cathy was married and soon after had the privilege to travel and live in Chihuahua, Mexico. She returned to the US and was blessed with six children. As she raised her children she worked as a caregiver for various agencies.Cathy had a great love for her two scarlet macaws and multiple cats. In her free time, she enjoyed sipping a cup of coffee surrounded by nature. She was an avid reader and was always striving to learn about religion and politics. Cathy loved spending quality time with her family and friends and had a deep love for all aspects of the ocean. During her spare time, she was often found volunteering at the local art center and carrying on deep conversations with strangers or friend at any given moment.Catherine is survived by her sister Sue Reid of Missouri, her five children: Skyles McAuley of Mason City, Iowa, Evan McAuley of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Shannon McAuley of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Patrick McAuley of Puyallup, Washington, and Ian McAuley of Mason City, Iowa and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Harry and Inez Fitzgerald, parents Maurice and Catherine Schrup, brother Nicholas Schrup, and infant son Morgan.

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