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Kathryn M. Fitchie, 59

Kathryn Mae (Seek) Fitchie, age 59, of Montrose, and formerly of Monticello, died Sunday Aug. 16, 2009, at the Lake Ridge Care Center of Buffalo, after a long and courageous battle.

Kathryn was born Dec. 3, 1949, in Superior, WI, where she grew up and attended school and college.

She was united in marriage to James Fitchie in April of 1984. The couple moved to Monticello in 1989, and later, to Montrose.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Iva Seek; and a brother, Keith Seek.

She is survived by her husband, James; siblings Larry (Pat) Seek, and Mary Agnes Seek; sons Peter (Brandy) Poukka, and Paul Poukka; grandchildren Emily, Breanna, Dakota, Jacob, Kallie, Kaitlyn, and Alisen; many cherished, dear friends; and her beloved canine, Toby.

A memorial service took place Friday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Elk River with the Rev. Dean Mahlum officiating. Visitation was Friday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.