Catherine Drabant, age 74, of New Prague, died suddenly, surrounded by her family at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Catherine was born in Colorado Springs, CO on January 18, 1943 to John E. and Evelyn V. (Saukola) Dorn.  She graduated from a Vocational High School in Minneapolis and married Gerald R. Drabant on July 8, 1961 at Morgan Avenue Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis.  Catherine worked for insurance companies, as a waitress at the Posting House, and most recently, as a paraprofessional for New Prague Elementary Schools.  She belonged to a home extension group and more recently was active through the community center with a women’s group that enjoyed a variety of social activities.  She was noted for her beautiful flower gardens and loved to crochet, giving afghans to family and friends.  Time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren provided her greatest source of enjoyment.

Catherine is survived by her loving husband, Gerald; daughter, Lisa (Thomas) Robertson; son, Jeffrey (Loriann) Drabant; grandchildren, Laura, Andrea, Marissa, & Karlie; great-grandchildren, Becca & Chloe; brothers, Tom (Stacy) Dorn, Jim (Elaine) Dorn, Tim (Judi) Dorn, Mark Dorn.  She is preceded in death by her parents, John & Evelyn; brother, John Dorn.

A memorial service honoring Catherine will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Bruzek Funeral Home with Deacon Bob Wagner officiating.  Visitation will take place 2 hours prior to service, beginning at 3:30 PM.