Kathleen Janssen

Kathleen "Kat" Janssen (Ramert)

Thursday, January 8th, 1953 - Monday, February 25th, 2019
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The memorial service for Kathleen “Kat” Janssen, 66, of Minneota, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in Minneota.

Kathleen Marie Janssen, known to her friends as “Kathy” or later as “Kat”, was born on January 8, 1953, in Tyler, MN, to Dwayne and Mary (Smith) Ramert. She grew up in rural Lynd and graduated from Lynd High School. She was united in marriage to David Karlstad Sr. To this union were born Cindy and Davey. Kathy worked at a variety of jobs including for Tony’s Depot, Bromen Office Supply and the Schwan Food Company. On March 15, 1986, she was united in marriage to Jim Janssen. The couple enjoyed motorcycling and classic cars including bike rallies and car shows. Kathy also enjoyed scrap booking and reading.

Kathy died on Monday, February 25, 2019, surrounded by family at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall after a brief battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of Minneota, children Cindy (and Chris) Boe of Lynd, Davey (and Heidi) Karlstad Jr. of Marshall, stepson Jesse Possail of Watkins, grandchildren Noah and Cole and step-grandchildren Kira and Shelby; brother Ronnie (and Kim) Ramert of Russell; stepsisters Barb Albertson of Erhard, Judy (and Ty) Roberts of Marshall, Ardell (and Bob) Fay of Graham, WA, Bea (and Tim) Hought of Foxhome, stepbrother Jerry (and Tory) Jorgensen of Omaha, NE; stepmother Bette Ramert of Tyler. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Harold Jorgensen and brother Gary Ramert.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home - Minneota
    124 E. 1st St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 2:00pm
    Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home - Minneota
    124 E. 1st St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Julie Stern


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Sherry Geurts

Posted at 06:23am
Grumpy, so sorry to hear of Kat's passing. Take care of yourself. Keep the Faith!

Rick & Angie Dubbeldee

Posted at 05:44pm
The tree of life for Kat, she will live on in our hearts and mind.
Love ya Jim and family
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Donald H Janssen

Posted at 08:57am
Our sincere condolences go out to Jim and the whole family over this sudden loss. We hope and pray that all the fond memories of her will help you celebrate her wonderful life. All the very best to each and every one of you grieving her loss.
Love and Prayers,
Don and Liana Janssen

Duane & Sharon Lundberg

Posted at 05:58pm
Kat was always a breath of fresh air - fun to have around - So sorry for your lose Grumpy - stay strong!!

Jan Faris

Posted at 05:57pm
So sorry to hear of "Kat's" passing. Always a fun time when she would stop by CJ's or seeing her and Jim at the Minneota Memorial Run. She will be greatly missed. Sending my best, prayers, and thoughts to her family and friends.

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