KATHRYN J. "KATHY" NOWAK, age 76, of Elmore, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Lutz Wing Nursing Home in Fairmont. Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012, at 10:30 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time 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. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.comKathy was born March 25, 1936, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Cecil and Dena (Bonk) Howard. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she was a 1954 graduate of Blue Earth High School. She was married to Louis C. Nowak on June 12, 1954 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Kathryn was a great mother to her five children and had been as clerk at the Elmore Grocery store for over 30 years. She had a strong Catholic Faith and enjoyed garage sales & craft sales, flower gardening and being outdoors. She enjoyed her faithful companion, Bailey, and family gatherings with her grandchildren. Kathy is survived by her son, Mike (Dianne) Nowak of Elmore, her daughter, Janette (Art) Kockler of Bancroft, Iowa, her son, Andy (Penny) Nowak of Winnebago, her daughter, Trish (Brian) Holst of Elmore, her son, Richard (Sherrie) Nowak of Blue Earth, her sister, Deanna (Paul) Voth of Windom, her sister, Jackie Grimes of Portland, Oregon, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Louis in 1998, two brothers and four sisters.