Kathryn Margaret Goergen, 89, of Austin formerly of Adams, MN died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home, Stacyville, IA.
Kathryn was born August 29, 1922 at Wimbledon, ND the daughter of George J. and Laura (Hartogh) Seidlinger. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Wimbledon, ND. She graduated from High School in Wimbledon, ND in the class of 1940. Kathryn was married to Ralph F. Goergen on June 10, 1944 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, MN.
The Goergen’s resided on the Goergen Family farm in Adams Township where Kathryn was a “farm housewife”, helping in all of the farming activities as well as raising her family. She also enjoyed her garden.
Kathryn was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Johnsburg where she was a member of the Rosary Society and C.C.W. She was also a member of the Extension Club and the Royal Neighbors. Kathryn was a strong supporter and fan of the Minnesota Twins and also enjoyed playing cards and listening to Danny O’Donnell.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, daughter Jane, son William, her parents, five brothers, one sister and daughter-in-law Barbara.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Mary and LuWayne Kenyon, Austin, MN, Lucy and Bob Johnson, Austin, MN, Rita and Doug Groh, Austin, MN; sons and daughter-in-law: Tom Goergen, Bloomington, MN, Tony and Nadine Goergen, Rochester, MN; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Thursday, August 9th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg, MN with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Friends may call at the Adams Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. There will be a rosary at 4:00PM and a Prayer Service at 7:30 PM Wednesday. There will be visitation at the church for one hour before the service on Thursday morning. Interment will be in the St. Johns Catholic Cemetery.