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Published March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kathleen Mary (Schmidt) Kressin

Kathleen Mary (Schmidt) Kressin, 76, of Richville, MN died Saturday, March 16th at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls, MN. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 20, at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, Maine, MN with Father LeRoy Schik as Celebrant. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a prayer vigil at 7 PM at St. James Catholic Church, Maine. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Kathleen, more fondly known as Kathy, was born in Fergus Falls, MN on April 9th, 1936 to Gustave and Myrtle (McManus) Schmidt. She graduated from Fergus Falls High School and went on to attend St. Francis School of Nursing in Breckenridge, MN, where she earned her registered nurse degree. She worked as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital, where she met David Kressin, whom she eventually married.

Kathleen Mary (Schmidt) Kressin

Kathleen Mary (Schmidt) Kressin, 76, of Richville, MN died Saturday, March 16th at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls, MN. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 20, at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, Maine, MN with Father LeRoy Schik as Celebrant. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a prayer vigil at 7 PM at St. James Catholic Church, Maine. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Kathleen, more fondly known as Kathy, was born in Fergus Falls, MN on April 9th, 1936 to Gustave and Myrtle (McManus) Schmidt. She graduated from Fergus Falls High School and went on to attend St. Francis School of Nursing in Breckenridge, MN, where she earned her registered nurse degree. She worked as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital, where she met David Kressin, whom she eventually married.

Kathy and David were married at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls on January 18th, 1958. The two made their home in Breckenridge, MN, where David farmed. Together, they had five wonderful children.

Kathy was known for being the master of bargain shopping, a queen in the kitchen, and she loved playing cards and spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed sharing stories and could bring a smile to anyone's face. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Kathy is survived by David, her beloved husband of 55 years; her children, Joe, Austin, TX, Peggy (Kevin) Pratt, Wahpeton, ND, Tim (Carol) Breckenridge, MN, Rick (Cindy) Breckenridge, Becky (Kirk) Cossette Fargo, ND; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Bud (Rachel) Schmidt, Orondo, WA; sister-in-law, Roni (Myron) Goughnour, Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, Margie Kressin, Ashby, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, and a sister in infancy.

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