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Kathryn M Remtema
Kathryn M Remtema
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Kathryn Marie Remtema "Kathy", 59, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Heartland Hospice House in Owatonna, MN.

Kathy was born November 6, 1961 in Rochester to George and Charlotte (Boelter) Sprague. She was a graduate of Windom High School in Windom, MN. After graduating, Kathy went to work as a para professional/ vocational technical tutor for Rochester Public schools for 23 years. Kathy married Allan Falk in 1983 and they had three children and later divorced. Kathy then met her "soulmate" Paul Remtema and they were married May 27, 1995. Kathy was the choir director at Community Presbyterian Church for many years before becoming a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. She had a passion and appreciation for music and was an avid piano player. Kathy also loved acting in melodramas, flower gardening and playing rec volleyball on a couples league with her husband, Paul. Kathy's other passion and dedication in life was caring for her students with developmental disabilities. She was very intuitive and empathetic in her job. She was a faithful woman of Christ but also possessed a humorous and sarcastic side. Her charismatic personality will be missed by all who knew her.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Paul; children, Krystal (Dustin) Lennie, Adam (Jessica) Falk, Apryl (John Tighe) Falk; step-daughters, Hannah (Alex) Pritchard, Megan (Chris) Miller; grandchildren, Athan, Jordan, Aubryn, Dean, AnnMarie, Rowan and one on the way. Kathy is also survived by her brother, Robert (Janet) Sprague; sister-in-law, Mary Brooks; mother-in-law, Rena Remtema; niece, Olivia Sprague; nephew, Jonathan Brooks and a host of other family and friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Charlotte Sprague and by her father-in-law, Gordon Remtema.

A memorial service to celebrate Kathy's life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2830 18th Ave. NW, Rochester with Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Kathy's memory to Outward Bound, 910 Jackson St. Suite 140, Golden, CO 80401 or to MercuryOne.org, specifically The Nazarene Fund. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Remtema family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

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13
Wednesday
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes
5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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2830 18th Ave NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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Rochester, MN 55901
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