Kathryne Elaine (McCarthy) Vigansky, age 30 of South Bend, fought a valiant battle with Leukemia before passing away at Memorial Hospital on February 1, 2021 with her family at her side. Katie was born July 12, 1990 in South Bend, Indiana to Chris and Cheryl (Batten) McCarthy. After graduating from Clay High School, Katie enrolled in Vogue Beauty College where she became a licensed cosmetologist. On October 26, 2013, she married Derick Vigansky at Morris Chapel in Niles Michigan.
Derick survives, along with their three children: Landon, Remington and Addison Vigansky of South Bend, her parents Chris and Cheryl McCarthy of South Bend, her siblings Krystal (Andrew) Fanin of South Bend and Frank (Jill) Holtsclaw of Mishawaka and her in-laws David and Vanita Vigansky of Buchanan, Michigan. Surviving as well is her grandfather Bill McCarthy of Osceola, her sisters in law Shasta (Kyle) Westling and Nikki Vigansky and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother William Holtsclaw and her grandparents Rebecca McCarthy, Barbara Copland, Donald Vigansky, Audrey Walter and Vernon and Esther Batten.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola with funeral services to follow at 6:00pm. Pastor Kenneth Peterson will officiate the 6 pm service and interment will take place privately at a later date. Stream Katie's service in real time by following this link: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/5746748689
Katie was employed as a hairdresser, but her true passion was caring for animals, especially dogs. Her compassion for pets led to her becoming a full-time groomer at the Grooming Shop in Edwardsburg, Michigan where she worked for the last several years.
In her spare time, she enjoyed remodeling her home and changing the interior design of it often. Halloween was her favorite holiday, and she loved celebrating with her family each Fall. Katie was also a huge fan of Disney, and visited often as a child, on her honeymoon with Derick, and with their children. Most of all, Katie was a loving wife, mother, daughter and friend to all.
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