Katherine I. Sather, 82, of Rockton, IL died at 5:45 pm Friday February 15, 2013 in Rockford, IL after a brief illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n She was born December 23, 1930 in Mosheim, TN daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ivan and Sara Christine(Lowe) Masoner. She married Bjorn Sather, Sr. in Rockford, IL on December 31, 1955. Katherine enjoyed flower gardening and providing southern cooking for her family. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include: Son Kennie Sather; Daughter Inger (Lars) Braun all of Rockton, IL; daughter Gale (Dave) Boyer of Cedarburg, WI; Son Bjorn (Joan) Sather, Jr. of South Beloit, IL; grandchildren Jason, Sofie, Paul; great grandchildren Cody, Hannah, Elais, Kaily; Brothers Willie Ivan (Tena) Masoner of TN; Seward (Judy) Masoner of AL; sisters Arjori (Frank) Atkins and Marjori Stubbelfield all of TN; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers Rex, Guy, Danny Robert and infant Carl; sister Frances and infant Wanda. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies to be held at 12:00 pm Wednesday February 20, 2013 in McCorkle Funeral Home 767 N Blackhawk Blvd. Rockton, IL with Reverend Tom Kingery, Pastor of Rockton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Rockton Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 am until time of ceremony on Wednesday. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial is being established.