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Katherine Hatler Suter

June 26, 1918 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 102)


Katherine Hatler Suter, 102, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Katherine was born on June 26, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN, to the late Charles and Era Hatler. She was a lifelong Christian and loved to tell anyone about her love for Jesus and her blessings of family and friends. She loved life, traveled extensively, enjoyed sports especially Titans Football, but her greatest love of all was for God, her husband, children, and grandchildren.

She will be missed by so many and remembered in every laugh and blessing of each new day.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Leo J. Suter; 6 sisters, Vida Hatler, Nell Garrett, Louise Bowe, Willie Bea Hudson, and Pauline Van Goor; and brother, Billy Hatler.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Katherine (Dwight) Waters, Mary Jane (Bill) Bargatze, Joseph Leo (Johanna) Suter; sister, Jane Smith; grandchildren, Timothy D. Waters, Jeffery L. Waters, Lori McGee, Corey Long, Melissa Clark, Clint Suter; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express love and thanks to Hearth Hospice of Chattanooga for their loving care, especially Amanda, Tammy, Leona, Avis, and Katy Hamby and her assistants for their care the last month and a half.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastors David Sternberg and Bart Walker officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hearth Hospice at 513 Georgia Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37403 or Shriners Children Hospital at

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Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

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Graveside Service
February 12, 2021

10:30 AM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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