With great sadness and pain we inform you of the untimely passing of Rochel Leah Katz, OB”M, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was 26 years old.
She was born with a congenital heart defect. One chamber of her heart did not fully develop. She had open heart surgery a few hours after birth to put in a shunt to allow her blood to circulate.
She continued to receive medical treatment throughout her life, but that didn’t stop her from developing herself into a proud Jewish girl and excelling in her studies and behavior.
Unfortunately, despite the extensive medical care and community support she received, Rochel Leah succumbed to her condition at around 6:30 this morning, Elul 9.
She is survived by parents, Howard and Edith Katz, and siblings: Rabbi Baruch Katz – Minneapolis, MN and Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Katz – Crown Heights.
The Levaya will be held today at 3:00pm at the United Hebrew Cemetery, 2605 W. 70 1/2 Street in Richfield, MN.
Shiva will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight in the Club Room of her apartment building, 4725 Minnetonka Blvd, S. Louis Park, MN.