Kerry Rita Nolte, 37 of Rochester, MN passed away April 1, 2012 from cancer at the home of her parents in Mantorville, MN with her family by her side.
She was born September 3, 1974 in Rochester , MN the daughter of Maggie O'Connell-Nolte and Rog Nolte (Mantorville, MN) .She graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School /Stanbridge Earls School, Romsey, England in 1993.She attended Salisbury Technical Art Institute, Salisbury, England; Minnesota College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN and Rochester Community and Technical College.
Kerry enjoyed creating art work, especially collages.
She also enjoyed taking walks and photographing the local scenery and wild life.
Some of her art work had won awards in various art shows.
Kerry volunteered for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), helping to educate people about mental illness.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Floyd,her parents, her brother Josh (Cristina) Nolte of Plymouth, MN and her paternal Grandmother Frieda Nolte of Winthrop, MN, aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends.
Kerry was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Joe and Rita O'Connell of Anthon, Iowa and paternal grandfather, Paul Nolte of Fairmont, MN.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, April 7, at 2 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester, MN.
Memorials are preferred to one of the following organizations:
-NAMI Southeast Minnesota, 1700 Broadway Ave N, Ste 104, Rochester , MN55906
-First Unitarian Universalist Church,1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester, MN55902
-Mantorville Fire Department Relief Association, PO Box 355, Mantorville, MN55955
Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN55901 (507)289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Maggie and Rog,
I remember when you talked about her as a baby, as Spencer was the same age. How much we are enriched by our children''s lives and I cannot imagine the immense feeling of loss that must come. Kerry was resilient, a brave tender soul and and a gifted artist. I have kept you all in my prayers through the last few months as well as many times in the past years. I wish for you the comfort and support from loved ones and friends during this time and the future as you forge ahead. I will not be able to celebrate her life with you but rejoice in all that she has given to this earth, to you, her husband and to others.