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Kathryn M. Hoof, 66

Kathryn Mary (Schultz) Hoof, age 66, of Glencoe, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born June 16, 1946, in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Walter and Iris (Pawelk) Schultz. Kathryn was baptized as an infant June 30, 1946, by the Rev. J. Spomer; and was confirmed in her faith as a youth April 10, 1960, by the Rev. Wm. L. Erb, both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Kathryn grew up on the family farm southwest of Lester Prairie, and graduated from Lester Prairie High School with the class of 1964.

She was united in marriage to Stan Hoof June 24, 1967, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Kathryn and Stan made their home briefly in New Hope, before settling in Glencoe in 1968.

Kathryn worked in accounting for Prudential Insurance and 3M before taking some time to raise their daughter, Sherry.

She went on to further her education at Mankato State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1981. Kathryn then became a CPA and worked as an accountant in Hutchinson for a year, before starting her own practice in Glencoe. She retired in December of 2007.

Kathryn and Stan shared over 45 years of marriage.

Kathryn was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. She was also a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, all types of music, playing the piano, writing humorous poetry, concert-going with her daughter and sisters, planning many parties and family events, and for 10 years, assisted with Sherry’s dance classes, serving as a costume seamstress and tumbling spotter.

Kathryn cherished the time spent with her extended family above all other things.

She is survived by her husband, Stan Hoof of Glencoe; daughter, Sherry Hoof and her husband, John Melon, of Chaska; mother-in-law Esther Hoof of Glencoe; siblings Kendall Schultz of Lester Prairie, Gail Stuedemann of Gaylord, Charles Schultz and his wife, Diane, of Hutchinson, Chris Schultz and his wife, Amy, and Jenni Sebora and her husband, Marc, all of Lester Prairie; a brother-in-law, Harold H. Hoof and his wife, Lois, of Honolulu, HI; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Iris Schultz; father-in-law Harold J. Hoof; sister-in-law Marian Schultz; and brother-in-law Gerald Stuedemann.

Memorial services took place Friday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiating. Lon Roach was the organist. The soloist, the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. sang “It Is Well With My Soul.” Congregational hymns were “Oh What A Fellowship,” and “Just As I Am.”

Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.