The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Catherine “Kathy” Ellison, age 61 of Spring Lake Park, will be 10:30 AM Thursday, at the St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake. Fr. Virgil Helmin will officiate, private burial will be in the Becker Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday, and again after 9:30 AM Thursday at the church in Clear Lake. St. Marcus parish prayers will be at 7:30 PM Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.Kathy was born August 3, 1950 in St. Cloud to Newell and Margaret (Carlin) Henry. She grew up in Clear Lake. Her mother died when Kathy was three years old and Newell then married Helen Kiffmeyer, who raised and nurtured Kathy. After graduating from Becker High School in 1969, Kathy moved to Minneapolis. She married Richard “Dick” Ellison on June 19, 1981 in Clear Lake and the couple lived in Minneapolis and then moved to Spring Lake Park in 1985. Kathy worked for Minnesota Workers Compensation Insurance Association in Edina for over 38 years, where she was a receptionist. She was a member of the St. Marcus Catholic Church.Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Dick Ellison, Spring Lake Park; her mother, Helen Henry, Becker; her sister, Colleen (Bill) Kiffmeyer, Clear Lake; her brother, James (Colleen) Henry, St. Cloud, her sister-in-law, Darlene Henry, Delano and many nieces and nephews and in-laws, Ed and Sylvia Ellison, Monticello and John and Rebecca Ellison, Fountain Hills, AZ.Kathy is preceded in death by her birth-mother and father, her brother, Allen Henry and her niece Dawn Massmann.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday, and again after 9:30 AM Thursday at the church in Clear Lake. St. Marcus parish prayers will be at 7:30 PM Wednesday at the church.
St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake
We send our deepest sympathy to Richard and all of Kathy’s family. She was the nicests,, warmest ,person and always there to help out. We will miss her laugh and sense of humor and grit she diplayed in her fight with cancer. God has called another angel home.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Dick and the rest of Kathy’s family. She brought grace, humility and laughter with her no matter what the situation was. She fought her battle with optimism and incredible strength. Kathy thanks for being my friend for so many years. I will miss our conversations about our lives.
When I remember Kathy, I hear her hearty laugh and see that great big smile that could light up the entire room.
Richard and Family:
It’s with great sympathy and loss when we heard the news of Cathy’s passing.
I know when everyone says to”hang in there” it has to be trmendously hard. The loss of one’s mate is so tremendously hard to bare.
It was such a joyous time when you brought Cathy into our lives through marriage. We have been friends since 1955 and we bare your loss with great grief. She was such a loving person.
I do believe that God has prepared a special place at the table for her in Heaven, and her joy will have no end. Some day we will all be there.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you… Jack and Jean Fannon
My thoughts and prayers are with Dick and all of the family. I’ll always remember her for her outgoing personality fun loving nature.
With sympathy, Rick Carlin
P.S. She is still the best ‘Kick the Can’ player that ever lived.
Sorry to hear about Kathy our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard and family we were was fortutate to meet her and have a family gathering what a wonderful person