Kathryn J. Mecklenburg, 82, of Lafayette, died at Franciscan Health, St. Elizabeth East emergency room at 9:03 PM Tuesday October 4, 2011 suddenly and unexpectedly. Mrs. Mecklenburg was born in Crawfordsville, IN. July 3, 1929, the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Hatch Gillis, and was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She married Charles L. Mecklenburg in Lafayette June 7, 1952 and he survives. Mrs. Mecklenburg was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church; a charter member and past-president of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Aerie 347; and a member of VFW Post 1154 Ladies Auxiliary. She had worked for the City of Lafayette 20 years as a secretary, first in the fire department for the chief, and later in the street department. Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Mary Ann Grove (husband Chuck) of Lafayette, IN.; 2 sons, Thomas R. Mecklenburg (wife Debbie) and David L. Mecklenburg (wife Tammy) both of Lafayette, IN. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Gillis. The Rosary service will be held at 4:30 PM, followed by visitation from 5 to 8 PM Friday at the HAHN-GROEBER FUNERAL HOME, 1104 Columbia St., Lafayette. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Fr. Dan Gartland and Fr. Eric Underwood officiating, with interment in St. Boniface Cemetery. If friends desire, memorials may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic School. Memories and condolences may left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.