Jennifer Louise Cattnach, 41, Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident.
A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Jennifer Cattnach was born on Feb. 25, 1978, to Steve and Penny (Marzinske) Cattnach in Kokomo, Indiana. She was baptized June 4, 1978, at First Presbyterian Church in Peru, Indiana. When she was young, her family moved to Luverne, where she was raised and attended school. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1996. In school she enjoyed the arts and being a part of 4-H where she took trips to the Minnesota State Fair with her photography skills. She then attended Mankato State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art. She lived in Shakopee, where she met her future husband at the Renaissance Festival. She returned home to Luverne in the summer of 2010.
Jennifer married Charles “Chip” Spurgin on July 4, 2015, at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Their greatest blessing was the addition of their son, Garret. Jennifer worked in residential services as a youth counselor and caregiver.
Jennifer’s hobbies included sewing, photography, sketching and pottery. She took on the role of homeschooling Garret and was involved in the scouting program as well as continued involvement in the local 4-H chapter.
Jennifer will be remembered for her strong opinions, love of cats, infectious laugh and smile and never being short of things to say. She especially loved spending time with Garret and taking walks with him.
Jennifer is survived by her husband, Charles, of Luverne and their son, Garret Cattnach; her parents, Steve and Penny Cattnach of Luverne; siblings Bruce (Jeri) Cattnach of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Barb (Tim) Anderson of Luverne; and her nieces and nephews, Erica (Travis) Garrison of Rock Valley, Iowa, Joe Lund of Sioux Falls, and Jessica, Kaitlyn and Abigail Anderson of Luverne.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Chester and Marjorie Marzinske and Wallace and Marian Cattnach.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.