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ORONOCO -Kathleen Kathy S. Krudwig, 66, died on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Rochester Methodist Hospital surrounded by her family.

Kathy was born in Red Wing, MN on January 23, 1945 to Arthur Sr. and Lucille (Bowers) Kaul.She married James Krudwig on June 10, 1972 in Oronoco.For many years, she was a loving daycare provider and a successful Longaberger consultant.She was an active member at Grace Lutheran Church in Oronoco and served in the Ladies Aid.Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Molly.She also enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening and flowers, her Koi pond, and vacationing on the North Shore.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jim; six children, Lora (Bill) Walker, of Pine Island, Karise (Jeff) Peleaux, of Arkansas, Janice (Mike) Jensen, of Texas, Joanna (Clay) Wittlief, of Oronoco, Constance (Todd) Wileman, of Rochester, and Kerry Krudwig, of Oronoco; a brother, Art (Mary) Kaul, of Oronoco; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church, 45 1st Ave NW in Oronoco with Rev. Ben Kempfert officiating.Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and an hour prior to the service at the church.



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D Deborah McIntire on Feb 13, 2012

Kathy was a dear friend to me. She was a person who knew how to love: unselfish, trustworthy, realistic, funny, creative and wise. Her faith was deep and real and practical. I am so sorry for you dear ones of hers who must wait to see her again.

R Rheta ( Delva) Stears on Jan 22, 2012

I don't receive the Post-Bullitin so I missed Kathy's obituary. I am sure she will be missed by all of you. I knew kathy when she was married to Keith. She was such a beautiful girl and a great Mom.

R Robyn Castengera on Jan 12, 2012

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you And your family Jan.God bless you and be with you through this difficult time. Our love, Robyn, Cass and family

P Pastor Paul & Gloria Baldauf on Jan 11, 2012

Dear Jim and family,

   May the Savior''''s gift of eternal life comfort and strengthen you in the earthly loss of Kathy.

K Kathy Meyer on Jan 11, 2012


So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  My thoughts and

prayers are with you during this very difficult time.  Your mother

is now resting peacefully.  Hopefully that will help you make it

through the following very emotional days ahead.

M Mariah Wittlief on Jan 10, 2012

may god be with you all during this difficult time. you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ;-(

T Todd Mahon on Jan 9, 2012

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of visiting Jim and Kathy. They were so generous to my sister and me. I treasure that kindness. I hope Jim and the girls find comfort in the happy memories that they share. My family and I offer our deepest condolences.

T Tresa (Swarthout) Gebert - Daughter of Brad & K.. on Jan 9, 2012

My heart goes out to the entire Krudwig family during this difficult time of loss. Kathy was such a fighter. She fought a long, difficult, brave fight. Now she is wrapped in God's heavenly embrace, never to feel pain or suffering ever again.

Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves memories that no one can steal. - Author unknown

God Be with you all at this time of deep sorrow.

Sincerely,  Tresa (Swarthout) Gebert



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