ROCHESTER - Carolyn Cady, 89, died on Monday, January 10, 2011 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Carolyn was born in Belfield, ND on May 1, 1921 to Michael and Elizabeth (Friedt) Hecker. She graduated from Belfield High School. Carolyn married Ivan Cady on November 21, 1942. She worked at St. Marys and the Colonial Hospitals as a nurse's aide, Massey's as a window dresser, and General Trading Company in inventory control. Carolyn enjoyed shopping, antiques, baking, reading, and traveling. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Carolyn is survived by her husband, to whom she was married 68 years, Ivan; three children, Gary (Martha) Cady, of Rochester, Susie (Carl) Lowther, of Dodge Center, and Maria Cady, of Rochester; nine grandchildren, Monica (Gerald) Gilson, of Mukwonago, WI, Aaron (Nicole) Cady, of Pine Island, MN, Noah Cady, of Rochester, Adam (Mani) Howell, of Rochester, Jeffrey Howell, of Rochester, Lindsey Howell, of Rochester, Phillip Johnson, of Minneapolis, MN, Paul Johnson, of West Palm Beach, FL, and Erica Johnson, of Miami, FL; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Selma Schmidt, of Dickinson, ND; and a brother, Albert Hecker, of Bowman, ND.Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Katie, Ann, Margaret, Betty, Gen, and Pauline; three brothers, Anthony, Frank, and Philip; and a foster brother, Louie Pauly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4135 18th Ave NW, with Father Lavern Trocinski officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. on Thursday, January 13, 2011 with a Rosary Prayer Service at 6:30 P.M. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and an hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Freedom Flight; checks can be made payable to SFVM- Honor Flight, Soldier's Field Veteran's Memorial, 201 4th St. SE, Rm. 150, Rochester, MN 55904.Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN.(507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Susie and family of Carolyn Cady,
I am a friend of Susie's. I work at Triton Schools.
I am very sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you all this week.
Carolyn Cady's picture is beautiful. I'm sure she was.
God Bless you all.
To Aunt Carolyn's family our condolences. She will be greatly missed. She always made us feel part of her family and we enjoyed our visits with her and her family. With love Darrel and Linda Sylvia.
I took care of Carolyn during her stays on skilled care at Charter House and always enjoyed her. I was saddened to read of her death. My sympathy to Ivan and her entire family.