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Katherine L. Lunsman

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Katherine L. Lunsman, 66, of West Burlington, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The funeral for Katherine will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 22, at Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Cindy Ford Breed, E.L.C. Chaplain of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will officiate.

Visitation will be may from 12-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 in Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

Katherine was born Aug. 6, 1941 in Titonka, the daughter of Ralph and Mabel (Christiansen) Harms. On Nov. 1, 1972, she married Kenneth E. Lunsman in Spencer. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2007.

Katherine's parents farmed near Emmetsburg and she attended school in Ruthven where she was a 1959 graduate of Ruthven High School. She then attended Mankato Business College. She worked at Farmer's Bank and Trust in Spencer until 1975. She and her husband owned and operated a Coast to Coast Hardware Store in Heron Lake, Minn., and Adrian from 1975 until 1982. She volunteered as a teacher's aide in the Burlington School System and worked as a certified nurses assistant for Home Health Care.

In May of 1984 she and her husband adopted Kraig and Kristel through Children's Home Society of Minneapolis, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one sister, Diane Harms.

Katherine is survived by her two children: Kraig E. Lunsman and Kristel L. Lunsman -- both of West Burlington; one brother, Cecil Harms and wife, Lucille of Freeport, Minn.; and two sisters-in-law: Karen Wee and husband, Lynn of Spencer, and Bev Lunsman of Mason City.

A memorial has been established.