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Kathryn Rathmanner Uecker

Kathryn Rathmanner Uecker, age 44, of rural Montrose died accidently Thursday, May 13, 2004 at her residence.

She was born Dec. 9, 1959 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Ralph E. and Dorothy E. Osmek Rathmanner.

Kathy graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted in 1978, and later graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a business degree.

She has been employed at Northwestern Foods since she graduated from college.

Kathy was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. She was also a youth volunteer. She was involved in the M.S. Walk, and as a volunteer for Waconia Ridgeview Hospice.

Kathy was also an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce ‘Buck’ Uecker; loving sons Joseph Bruce Uecker and Tyler Eldon Ralph Uecker; loving mother, Dorothy E. Rathmanner of Winsted; a sister and brothers: JoAnn White of Roseville; Tom (Rosemary) Rathmanner of Howard Lake, and Gary Rathmanner of Winsted.

Kathy is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jerry (Brenda) Uecker of Duluth, Jan (Tom) Graeff of Minneapolis, Allan (Kathy) Uecker of Winsted, LuAnn (Jerry) Moy of Lester Prairie, Arvid Uecker of Howard Lake, Barry (Peggy) Uecker of Mayer, David (Julie) Uecker of Glencoe, and Sue (Craig) Leaf of Brooklyn Park; her godmother, Marie Campbell Haskell; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Herman Hannemann officiating. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Marsha Christenson was the organist for the funeral service. Jane Mol was the soloist and she sang “On Eagles’ Wings.” “Amazing Grace,” “In the Garden,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” were sung as congregational hymns.

Friends called at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Sunday, May 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service took place at 7:30 p.m.

Further visitation took place at the church one hour prior to the funeral service Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Honorary casketbearers were Alden Drew, Mimie Pollard, Cal Wilkens, Larry Pearson, Nancy Anderson, Evie Nordstrom, Jean Burkett, and Judy Saslow.

Casketbearers were Kate Rathmanner, Dana Rathmanner, Mike Rathmanner, Roger Moy, Mark Graeff, Kevin Quast, Elise White, and John Dietel.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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