Catherine Louise Farber

February 18, 1975 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 45)


Catherine L. Farber, age 45 of Defiance, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at The Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  
She was born on February 18, 1975 in Toledo, Ohio. Shortly after, she was adopted by Michael and Karon (Mack) Farber. Cathy was a 1994 graduate of Tinora High School, and was on the track team. She enjoyed her ten year membership with the Best Friends 4-H Club. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Cathy worked at Sauder Manufacturing in Archbold, Ohio for over 25 years. Cathy enjoyed sports, especially Michigan football, dancing, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. 
Cathy will be sadly missed by her father, Michael Farber of Defiance, her sister, Melissa (Steve) Billing of Defiance, and her brothers, Stephen (Jennifer) Farber of Defiance, and Wesley (Catherine) Farber of Prince Frederick, Maryland. She also leaves behind seven nieces and nephews; Rose and Teagen Billing, and Wyatt, Morgan, Ian, Carson, and Kennedy Farber. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Karon Farber, and her grandparents, Wilbur and Dolores Mack, and Charles and Jenni Farber.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Fr. Joe Steinbauer officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Due to the recent pandemic, masks and social distancing are required for all visitation and services.
Memorials are suggested to St. Michael's Parish Center Fund. Online condolences can be given at

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January 25, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc.
529 Jefferson Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 26, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Michael s Catholic Church

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