(1920 - 2015)
Cathryn Jeanette Deutsch was born on January 25, 1920, in Virgil, Illinois, one of Chicago's farthest western suburbs. She was the second of four children born to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Beringer) Deutsch. In her autobiography, Sister Cathryn described herself as a blend of her German Catholic parents:
My mother was a hard-working, determined, large-hearted, self-made woman. My father, though not irresponsible, was a playful personality, effervescent, who was devoted to his family with an overflowing devotion for the rest of humanity. Eliz and Nick had an immensely large circle of relatives and friends.
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