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Kathryn L. Budach

July 21, 2019
Estherville News

Mass of Christian Burial for Kathryn L. Budach, 84, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Merlin Schrad officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Estherville. She passed away on July 19, 2019 ,at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Estherville

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with a parish vigil and rosary at 4:30 p.m.

Kathryn Lucille Budach, daughter of Harold and Josephine (Krebsbach) Carr, was born July 14, 1935 in the family home near Swea City, Iowa.

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Kathryn attended country schools and graduated from Swea City High School. She then attended Mankato State University to become a teacher. She was united in marriage to Orville Budach on Nov. 25, 1957, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winnebago, MN. She taught fifth grade in the Winnebago Public Schools. In 1966, she and Orville moved the family to Estherville where she took a break from teaching to raise their family until all their children were of school age. She then continued to teach as a Reading Recovery and Reading Intervention Specialist at Demoney Elementary School until her retirement from Estherville Lincoln Central Schools in 2002. After retiring from teaching, she worked part-time for Upper Des Moines Opportunity.

Kathryn was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church as well as Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, quilting, and participated as a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Garden Club, and book club.

More than anything, she loved her family unconditionally, was always a source of support and encouragement, enjoyed being able to cook for family gatherings, and attend the activities of her grandchildren. She was also an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

Kathryn is survived by her children, Paul (Roxanne) Budach of Estherville, IA, Mark (Betsy) Budach of Mount Ayr, IA, Joan (Mike) Phillips of Worthington, MN, Don (Maureen) Budach of Hastings, MN, and Janet Budach of Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren Cole Budach, Clay Budach, Chase Budach, Erin (Daniel) Leonard, Molly (Trevor) Kayser, Jacob (Chanli) Phillips, Kathryn Phillips, Alice Budach, Grace Budach; and great grandchildren Parker Leonard, Hayes Leonard, Evan Kayser, Ty Kayser, Lane Kayer; sister, Lorraine Koons, and brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Patricia Carr, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville, and her sisters and brother-in-laws, Laila and Linus Vaske, Irene and Keith Poshusta, Don Koons, Eileen Budach, Norma and Bud Schneider, Marvin Budach, and Duane Budach.

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