Kathryn Mildred Edwards, 91 of St. Charles died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester.
Kathryn was born March 11, 1928 in Utica to Robert and Mildred (Midler) King. She attended Utica School and graduated with honors from St. Charles High School. Kathryn went on to graduate from Macalester College with a double major in Math and Spanish. On March 31, 1950, she married the love of her life, Curtis Edwards at the Utica Presbyterian Church. They farmed in Utica and St. Charles. Kathryn worked as a bookkeeper for the St. Charles Creamery and Twin Valley Ag for many years. She was a member of the Utica Presbyterian Church where she served in many roles throughout the years.
Kathryn also served on the St. Charles School Board and belonged to many local saddle clubs. She played Church League Softball for the "Utica Presbys." Kathryn and Curt enjoyed dancing and belonged to the Whitewater Whirlers. She also enjoyed card playing, cooking and hosting many social gatherings that Curt planned.
She is survived by three children, Kristin (Jim) Pedersen of St. Charles, Debra (Loren) Hewitt of Rochester and Melody (Todd) Winter of Eyota; six grandchildren, Shane (Mandi) Hewitt, Cory (Andrea) Pedersen, Jesse (Christina) Pedersen, Sam (McKenzie) Pedersen, Tanner (Jackie) Winter and Taryn Winter (Christopher Gardeski); eight great-grandchildren, Ayla Hewitt, Anna & Camryn Pedersen, Valerie & Olivia Pedersen, Brecken & Kolesten Pedersen, Adelynn Winter and one more on the way; sister, Marion Bergstrom and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curt in 2008; parents; four brothers, Donald, Robert, Allan "Bud" and Russell.
Funeral Service will be 3 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Utica Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Timothy Gerarden officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Serivce - St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please share a memory of Kathryn, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.
"I have such great memories of growing up with my Aunt Kathryn. She was so kind and always such a great host whenever our family was together . She was a person everyone loved and knew she would always lend a helping hand. I will miss her presence and her smile when I am back in the area as always looked forward to spending some time visiting with her. Kris, Deb and Mel will keep her memory alive in the fact that they are very much like her."
"Kris, Debra and Melody, we are so sad that you lost your Mom. May Jesus grant you courage and peace.
Jerry, Miko, Judy and Junko"
"Curt and Kathryn are dancing together again in Heaven. They were 2 very special people. Peace to her family. "
"July 9th, 1982...the day before our wedding. Ms. Katheryn taught me how to dance so I didn?t look like a dunce. I remember the back patio with fondness. I was no expert BUT I did dance. Dianne and I are still at it after 37 years.
Our deepest condolences to Mel and the entire family. "
"Kris, Deb and Mel - I have so many wonderful memories with you- especially Kris - and your mom and dad. My mom also passed on the 13th of February. Your mom and dad had a happy life; i remember them always smiling and laughing. My love and sympathy to you; it is so hard to lose a parent. "
"Kris, Deb, and Mel....My deepest sympathy to you! There are so many precious I will hold in my heart regarding your mom! Her wonderful smile will be dearly missed! A very special Angel is smiling and hugging your Dad in heaven!!!!!"
"I will miss my cousin, Kathryn so very much. That made my visits to MN so special when we would visit. We spent a lot of time reminiscing!!! May God comfort the family. My prayers for comfort and healing are with you all."
"Kathryn was a sweetheart~I truly enjoyed the time I spent with her. Thoughts and prayers to her family."
"As one of your caregivers for the past seven or or so years, there are so many memories.
You were a beautiful, wonderful soul and it was a pleasure caring for you.
I am going to miss you so much.