Elmore Kathryn J. "Kathy" Nowak, age 76, of Elmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Lutz Wing Nursing Home in Fairmont.
Memorial Services were held Aug. 13, 2012, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Leo Koppala officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements.
Kathy was born March 25, 1936, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Cecil and Dena (Bonk) Howard. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she was a 1954 graduate of Blue Earth High School. She was married to Louis C. Nowak on June 12, 1954, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Kathryn was a great mother to her five children and had been as clerk at the Elmore Grocery store for over 30 years. She had a strong Catholic Faith and enjoyed garage sales and craft sales, flower gardening and being outdoors. She enjoyed her faithful companion, Bailey, and family gatherings with her grandchildren.
Kathy is survived by her children, Mike (Dianne) Nowak, of Elmore, Janette (Art) Kockler, of Bancroft, Iowa, Andy (Penny) Nowak, of Winnebago, Trish (Brian) Holst, of Elmore, and Richard (Sherrie) Nowak, of Blue Earth; sisters, Deanna (Paul) Voth, of Windom, and Jackie Grimes, of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis, in 1998; two brothers and four sisters.
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