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Irma CattoorIrma Ann Cattoor was born January 8, 1946 to Marcel and Bertha (Haneca) Blomme and passed into the hands of our Lord on December 24, 2017 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Irma attended high school at Marshall Central Catholic and graduated in 1967 from St. Maryâs School of Nursing as a registered nurse. On August 26, 1967, Irma married Thomas Cattoor at Holy Redeemer Church who would be the love of her life for over 50 years. Irma worked in many nursing fields at the University of Minnesota, hospital nursing, insurance physicals and schools. Irma especially enjoyed her work with children at schools. After retirement, Irma continued helping patients through her business Tender Touch which specialized in lymph drainage and craniosacral therapy. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Irma loved spending time with family, friends and helping others in need. Irma is survived by her husband Tom, children Chantal (Joe) of Duluth with grandchildren Mercedes and Marguerite, Justin (Karyn) of Rosemount with grandchildren Cole and Ty, siblings Fran (Alice) of Dudley, NC, Nancy (Jim) of Burnsville and Richard (Jean) of Hackensack. Irma was preceded in death by her parents, Marcel and Bertha, sister Helen Gareri and brother-in-law Pete Gareri. Memorials preferred to Hope Harbor in Marshall, MN.
Tom and family, Words can not express the shock and loss I feel with Irma's passing. I pray each passing day, her smile, and warmth will surround you as it does me. May the goodness of God continue to bless you, that is what Irma would have wanted. A massage friend, Diane Swift Gravley
Diane Gravley May 4 2018 11:50 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Irma's passing, and my sincere sympathy to you, (Tom) and your family. Too many years have passed since Irma and I were in school ( nursing) together and roommates on Como Ave. S.E. Thinking of you at this sad. time
sandy Kittelson Feb 17 2018 3:28 PM
I just learned of the news of Irmas sudden passing and I am shocked and deeply saddened. My heart goes out to you, Tom, and your entire family! I grew up not far from the Cattoors and while we didnt have a close family relationship, Irmas warmth made a great impression on me that I have never forgotten. Several of my interactions with her were when she was in my home or in my office at the Coca-Cola plant giving me an insurance physical. Never once did the needles she stuck in my harm hurt me or the poking and prodding she did bother me. Only Irma could make a physical such a pleasant experience! I have come to know that she had this affect on most everyone she came in contact with. Tom, I am praying for you and your family as you grieve such a huge loss.
Jim Sherman Jan 9 2018 12:06 AM
I recently became a massage client and spent fewer than 10 hours with Irma. In that short time we bonded like old friends (both RNs, Catholic to the core, Grandmas, love to sew, etc.). It's so rare in life to meet a person you feel like you've known forever. That twinkle in her eyes, those deep dimples, that sweet voice offering so much knowledge and empathy. Irma was a jewel of a woman who exemplified the epitome of caring. I cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow. I was shocked to learn of Irma's death today. Happy Birthday in heaven with Jesus, dearest, kindest Irma. Thank you for gracing this world with your beauty and your love. God bless you, Tom and all the family. Family and faith were obviously foremost with Irma. I will be praying for peace and healing for all of you.
Betty Hydukovich Jan 8 2018 8:28 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Irma's passing. She was a very special lady who truly cared for her massage customers. She went out of her way to help me. With my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Linda Hanstad Jan 4 2018 7:20 PM
Tom, I just heard from another friend that Irma has died. Im shocked and so very sorry. She was a special lady, and I will miss her. May God be with you now and always.
Vicki Forrester Dec 29 2017 11:29 PM
I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Irma. She was such a joy to work with at St. Mary's and will be missed. Thinking of you all and sending prayers today and all the days ahead.
Tara Hetland Dec 29 2017 5:00 PM
Mary Jean Charlebois Dec 28 2017 11:24 PM
Our deepest sympathy to Irma's family. Her gracious legacy remains with all of you and life well lived..
Tom, Mary & Jim Haynes Dec 28 2017 5:41 PM
Very sorry to learn of Irma's sudden passing. She was a person who always had a smile with a positive attitude and approach to life. She will be missed by many, may she rest in peace.
Ron & Barb Labat Dec 28 2017 5:31 PM