Katherine was born to hard-working Romanian immigrants: Daniel and Katherine Scherer. As a child, she grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. In her teenage years, she figure skated and performed.
In 1950, she married her childhood sweetheart, John Joseph Jestadt. Upon John’s graduation from medical school in Canada, they moved to Gackle, North Dakota. It was a town of 600. That was a big step for a city girl. That was the first of many moves throughout the United States. She especially loved living in Boise and Ketchum, Idaho.
She said that is she had a bucket list; it would never come close to what her life was like. She traveled to seventeen countries, and loved entertaining, friendships, and family.
She is survived by her children; Robert Jestadt (Anne), Audrey Hays, Mary Jo Austin (Sean Timoney), and Mark Jestadt; four grand-children and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers Frank Scherer and Nickolas Scherer of Canada.
Interment will be next to her husband of 59 years, Captain John Jestadt, M.D. at the Idaho Veteran’s Cemetery. There will be no funeral services at her request.
“I look back at my life and think- That was Fantastic!”