Catherine Ann Abrams

  • Born: October 11, 1939
  • Died: July 29, 2017
  • Location: Shipshewana, Indiana

Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Hackman Chapel

114 S Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Tel. (269) 651-2331

Tribute & Message From The Family

Catherine Ann Abrams age 77, of Shipshewana, Indiana joined her heavenly family Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange, Indiana.
She was born on October 11, 1939 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Jeanette R. (Pierson) Cook, and Leland Pierson.
Mrs. Abrams graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa with the c1ass of 1957.
On August 2, 1958 she married Paul Douglas Abrams.
She loved working at the grocery store over the years, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Abrams; mother Jeanette (Pierson) Cook; father Leland Pierson; step father Ervin Cook; and sister Mary Jane Morgan.
She is survived by two daughters: Christine (Douglas) Pagels of Sturgis, MI, Teresa Abrams of Three Rivers, MI; one son, Steven (Kimberly) Abrams of White Pigeon, MI; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Hungerford of Omaha, NE, Carol Vogel of WA, and a brother James Pierson of Omaha, NE.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. Private graveside services and burial of the ashes will take place at Sturgis Memorial Garden in Sturgis, Michigan. Mr. Larry Wallman will officiate.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is honored to be assisting the family.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio, 4369 or
The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to here of Cathy passing.lots of years at the old grocery stores,lots laughter and fun.
Dale Norton

Posted by Dale Norton - Bryan, OH   August 07, 2017

Many fond memories with Cathy. Thinking of the family.

Posted by Beverly O'Dell - Three Rivers   August 05, 2017

My heart goes out to the family and many friends who loved Cathy. She was a great friend and neighbor who will have a place in my heart forever. Our long morning coffee breaks are sorely missed. Love you Cathy. Hug Paulie. May you both rest in peace together.

Posted by Beki Crotty - Nashville, IN - Friend   August 04, 2017

To Chris, Teresa and Steve
My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless your family and hold you tight.

Posted by Kathleen (Brady)Esposito - Kalamazoo, MI - Family Friend   August 04, 2017

Canoe trips, house parties, trip to Cape Cod....too many wonderful memories to list. Rest in peace my friend. ♥

Posted by Sherry Stevenson - Three Rivers, MI - Friend   August 04, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of Cathys passing. I worked with her at Buy Low Supermarket in the 70s. She was such a nice and wonderful person. We had many good times and a lot of laughs. She will be missed. May God bless all her family and give them strength.Amen!

Posted by Jeff Smith - Three Rivers, MI - Coworker   August 04, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Tammy, Todd & I lived next door. Steve and Tammy started kindergarten together. Long walks to Barrows! A wonderful family, and a Great Mom. You will be in our Prayers!

Posted by Sharon Seals - Hartselle, AL - Neighbor   August 04, 2017

Over the years as friends and then neighbors, we have many happy memories of the times we spent with Cathy and Paul .And what fun it was!!! My thought and prayers are with the family as they are faced with such a great loss. May God Bless them as they go forward.

Posted by Jacklyn Skinner - Schoolcraft, MI - Friend   August 03, 2017

So many wonderful memories made while working with her at Cattells. Thoughts and prayers to the family. She was a wonderful woman.

Posted by Billie Wells - Sturgis, MI   August 02, 2017

The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Sturgis, MI   August 02, 2017