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Mary M. Kathman

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Services for Mary M. Kathman will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Interment will be at Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire.

Mary M. Kathman, daughter of Walter and Anna "Katie" (Christensen) Heisler, was born June 19, 1945, in Spencer. She received her education in the Ruthven.

On May 29, 1962, Mary was united in marriage to Billy Dean Kathman in Ayrshire. To this union three children were born. Mary helped Billy with Kathman Feeds and later was employed at Coast to Coast in Emmetsburg, and at the Hy-Vee bakery in Spencer. She had most recently worked at SNC and the Wild Rose Casino and Resort, in Emmetsburg.

Mary was a member of the United Methodist Church and church circle in Ayrshire. Mary was active in church activities was truly a promoter of her community as a whole.

Mary passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, at the age of 66.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Dean Kathman; and her very dear friend, Bill Beilhartz.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Steven Kathman (Trudy) of Spirit Lake; Brian Kathman of Ayrshire; and Theresa Barnett (Kenny) of Prior Lake, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; a brother, George Heisler, of Ruthven; a sister, Eunice Meyer, of Independence; as well as many other relatives and countless friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.