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Kathleen A. Gill

November 26, 1937 — August 20, 2011

Kathleen "Kathy" Gill, age 73 of Elmore, died Saturday, August 20, 2011 at St. Luke''s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Ledyard, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Kathleen A. "Kathy" Rossman Gill was born in Yankton, SD on November 26, 1937 the daughter of Eugene and Marian (Smith) Rossman. She lived in Sioux City, Iowa until the summer before her junior year in high school. The King family moved to Ledyard, Iowa area and she graduated from Leyard Consolidated High School in 1955. She then graduated from a three year degree nursing program in 1958 in Yankton, SD. She worked in many areas, some of which were Albert Lea, Blue Earth, Seattle, WA., and Minneapolis. After her marriage she worked in Dell Rapids, SD. She was married to Raymond "Ray" Gill in January 30, 1965 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard, Iowa. They resided on a farm near Eagan, SD where Ray farmed and she helped him. In October of 1969 they moved to Elmore, MN and purchased the dry cleaners from her parents, "Kings Kleaners". They operated this until August of 1983, when it closed due to Ray''s ill health. Ray died in 1997. She served on the executive board of the Democratic/Labor Party of Faribault County from 1992-2007. She was a charter member of the Elmore Historical Society, formed in 1993. She served as it''s chairperson from founding until her death. She enjoyed this work very much and did genealogy for people across the United States. She made this her life''s work after her husband died. She did much home nursing for people in Elmore as long as she was able. Kathy is survived by four children: Ray, Jr. of Vermillion, SD, Bridget Konken of Austin, Patrick (Valerie) of Pleasant View, Tennessee, and Beth (Dwight) Emerson of Amboy. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Britnee Kathleen Konken of Sheboygan, WI, Patrick Daniel Konken & Christopher Ryan Konken of Austin, Camden Giles Gill and Emily Kate Gill of Pleasant View, TN, sisters: Marilyn (Sherwood) Vereiede of:Austin, Denise (Donald) Funderburk of Savannah, Georgia, Gerandine (Dick) Schulz of Amboy, brother, Jim (Fran) King of New Ulm, Texas, Sisters-in-law: Carole King of Chesapeake, VA & Ruth King of Elmore, brother-in-law, Robert (Rosemary) Gill of Flandreau, SD and sister-in-law, Jane Beaner of Minneapolis and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray in 1997, a step-father, Bill King, four brothers: Michael Rossman, Gary, Donald & David King, two sisters, Mary Rossman and Frances King Garton.
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