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Saturday, May 14, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
Kathleen Mary Yale, age 76, slipped away on the morning of Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Mankato, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato; visitation will start at 10 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m. Afterwards, there will be a small luncheon provided at the church. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Kathy was born on February 11, 1946 in Minneapolis to Clare and Helga (Sorensen) Yale. She grew up on Emerson Ave and graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1964. She went on to obtain her lab tech certification and worked in the medical field for many years with a brief stint as a stay-at-home mother when her daughter, Leona, was born. As Kathy grew older, she shifted towards working more in the community and through her church, running after-school and Sunday School programs, food distributions, community outreach, and eventually helped to run Crossroads Campus Cupboard.
Kathy had a strong faith and was a member of many Lutheran churches over the years including Bethel, Advent, Christ English, and Bethlehem; her faith guided her work and gave her peace in her final days here on Earth. She loved the outdoors and did so many things outside including gardening, birdwatching, fishing, and just enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. When not outside, Kathy enjoyed reading, playing the piano, sewing, and the company of her pet(s).
Kathy was a fiercely independent woman yet loved caring for and helping others. She will be missed by many and is survived by her daughter, Leona (Willie) Gregory, sister, Linda (Terry) Hakanson, and cat, Shadow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Crossroads Campus Cupboard or VINE Faith in Action.
The livestream link below is a complimentary service provided by Mankato Area Funeral Homes.
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