Matt C. Abbott
Catholic writer and pro-life activist Stephanie Lynn Klatt, 48, passed away unexpectedly on May 21. Stephanie was an acquaintance of mine when I lived in Chicago. I last had communication with her in 2017, just a few months before I moved to Wisconsin.
She was a good person and a devout Catholic. Her background was impressive. In addition to writing for CatholicSingles.com and CatholicSeniors.com, Stephanie “taught English in Tsu, Japan; Rome, Italy and Ferrara, Italy,” according to her obituary.
“Stephanie returned to the Chicago area to work for the non-profit Aid for Women Pregnancy Care Centers and Residential Programs. While she was responsible for payroll, she also responded to calls from pregnant women. She counseled them to choose life over abortion.”
A 1996 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and “a junior board member with Catholic Charities,” Stephanie “was the beloved daughter of Lorraine and the late Norbert Klatt; loving sister of Paul, Mary Beth, John (Lynn), Doug (Wendy), Michael, Bryan, Leslie (Bernardo) Navia, Andrew and Peter; cherished aunt of John Jr., Joseph, James, Jacquelyn, Jason, Jacob, Vanessa, Elena, Lucia, Xaiver, Inti, Leaf, Rain and Juniper.”
Please pray for the repose of her soul and for her family. May she rest in the peace of Christ.
For he knows how we are formed,
remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like the grass;
he blossoms like a flower in the field.
A wind sweeps over it and it is gone;
its place knows it no more.
But the LORD’s mercy is from age to age,
toward those who fear him.
His salvation is for the children’s children
of those who keep his covenant,
and remember to carry out his precepts.
— ¬Psalm 103: 14-18
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