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.
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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.