Kathryn Klein DeNinno

July 18, 1968 - August 9, 2019
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Kathryn Klein DeNinno, age 51, of Venice, FL, passed away on August 9, 2019.  She was born on July 18, 1968 to Martin and Irene Klein in Grand Forks, ND.  Kathryn was an amazing wife and perfect mother.  She was loved by everyone she met, and she will be greatly missed. She was pursuing her masters in theology and was within a year of completing her degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Kathryn was an incredible woman of faith who worked for the Diocese of Venice in Florida, serving as the Registrar for the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation.

Surviving family members include her husband, Greg; children Jacob and Celia; sister Toni Goldenstein, her husband Randy and their children Ross and Alexa; brother Marty Klein, his wife Amy and their children Sam and Ella; sister Jennie Wackerla, her husband Patrick and their children Lance and Ben; brother Zachary Klein, his wife Lisa and their children Madison and Cameron; and her mother Irene Klein.  Kathryn’s father, Martin Klein, preceded her in death.
She is also survived by her sister in law Laura Newson, her husband David and their children Zack and Lizzy; brother in law Chris DeNinno, his wife Lauren and their children Sutton and Ellie; sister in law Melisa DeNinno, her husband Matthew and their children Aaron and Iris; and her father and mother in law, Peter and Carol DeNinno.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice on Saturday, August 17th at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Go Fund Me account below or with Venmo http://venmo.com/Gregory-DeNinno

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Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


1301 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

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Born: July 18, 1968
Died: August 9, 2019

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Ed Hale posted on 9/3/19

Kathryn DeNinno was a colleague, a friend and a hidden gem in a problem-filled world. We met as academic colleagues in a graduate program while in pursuit of a theology degree (it is an academic partnership between the Diocese of Venice and Franciscan University of Steubenville). Initially, 18 of us began studying as a cohort and she quickly proved to be the most tenacious disciple of the Lord. Everyone benefited from her robust tenacity and her organizational skills. She demonstrably loved the Lord and loved her family – and her faith remains an inspiration, for all of us who are eternally impacted by her life’s ripples from when she walked the earth with us. A reunion awaits us at the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:6-9).


Paula Timpson posted on 8/22/19

God bless Kathryn in heaven now Happy with God Truly a wonderful friend and mother Her love remains Amen Luv Paula


Jayne Porsche posted on 8/17/19

My deepest condolences to Greg, Jacob and Celia. I so thoroughly enjoyed Kathryn’s faith and ease of teaching Faith Formation. Being Kathryn was so busy with family, work and school sometimes before Class Kathryn would be pulling together last minute thoughts and curriculum. She did this with such ease and talent and always put Christ at the center of what she did. Kathryn helped the students and myself have the confidence to share our faith and to walk closer to God. It was obvious she put all her love in everything she did. She certainly used all the talents she was given, will always be in my heart and DEEPLY MISSED.


Deacon Bill Ladroga, Director of Diaconate Formation posted on 8/14/19

Our sincere condolences to Kathryn's family from the entire Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation program. Kathryn was such a cooperative and gentle soul! All who knew her will miss her. May she rest in peace with the Lord she loved so much.


Lily Mendez posted on 8/14/19

In your hands O Lord welcome her into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.


Catie Lutt posted on 8/13/19

Fly high like the angel you have always been! You and Your daddy watch closely over the whole family. We will miss you Kari. Love you!


Elizabeth Rice posted on 8/13/19

My deepest condolences and many thoughts and prayers are with all of Kari's family. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.


Cara Smith posted on 8/13/19

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Kathryn. It was an honor to have known her and she will truly be missed here at the Diocese of Venice. I pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this difficult time of your life.


myrna bonhomme posted on 8/12/19

Before I adopted my son I did not have any experience in motherhood. Kathryn was there for me. She was my next door neighbor. I would call her in the middle of the night when my baby boy would get sick. She always came and showed me how to take care of him when his fever would soar, or when I wasn t sure how to give him his medicine. She also took care of my house when I was on vacation with my family. Kathryn was a great friend and an amazing mother and wife. She loved her family more than anything in this world. Kathryn and Greg were such a great couple. They loved each other and dedicated their life to their beautiful angels, Jacob and Celia. Kathryn was a great writer and a talented photographer as well. I am going to miss her.


Zilkia Jimenez posted on 8/12/19

I met Kathryn this past summer at the Bosco Conference. She organized a meeting for all the MACE/Online students. To her husband...Kathryn shared with us all about your wedding and how it all came about (in Ireland, if memory serves me right, which doesn't always). She told the story with so much love, which was obvious to see. Greg, Jacob and Celia....our family has been praying the Rosary for you. You remain in our prayers. May the Lord's peace be with you.


Zilkia Jimenez posted on 8/12/19

I met Kathryn for the first time at the Bosco Conference this past summer. She organized a meeting for the MACE/Online students to meet afterward. To her husband...Kathryn shared with us all about your wedding abroad and how it all came about (I think Ireland if my memory serves me right, which doesn't always). It was the cutest story, which she told with so much love, and was obvious to see. She was so helpful, friendly...just lovely. To her entire family...I am so very sorry for her loss. Greg, Jacob and Celia, you are in my prayers. May the Lord's peace be with you and your entire family.


Karen Waskowiak posted on 8/12/19

Kari, your soul will be missed. May you soar high with your daddy at your side.


Karen Waskowiak posted on 8/12/19

Kari, your soul will be missed. May you soar high with your daddy at your side.


Tom Weishaar posted on 8/12/19

I got to know Kathryn pretty well in her time working with the Diocese of Venice. As she became an online learner with Franciscan University and fostered the diocese's partnership with Franciscan, she became a joy to our Franciscan family. Kathryn frequently visited campus and inspired countless students and members of the Venice Institute with kind words. She loved Franciscan a lot and it is likely that I will picture her many times in the future during one of the Summer Conferences that she used to attend with the diocese. Kathryn loved the Catholic Faith and she did so much for the diocese, Franciscan, and the Catholic Church. I will always her remember the joy and the sincerity with which she served.