Kathleen Keath, of Blaine, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. She was 62 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 4:30pm on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the serivce beginning @ 3:30pm
SPRING INTERMENT will be in the Brook Park Cemetery
Kathleen Elizabeth Keath was born March 25, 1948 at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, MN to parents Lee and Ruth (Boe) Oestreich. She attended a country school near Pennock, MN. Kathy then attended and graduated from Mora High School in Mora, MN in 1966. After graduating, Kathy joined the United States Marine Core and was discharged in 1968.
Kathy has lived in Blaine, MN for 14 years. She was a professional truck driver for 32 years. She was one of the first solo women truck drivers, and has driven over 1 million accident free miles by herself. She drove for Northstar, Transport America, Eagan Transport, and Bay and Bay. She had been an Owner Operator since 1990.
Since retirement, she has enjoyed many crafting hobbies, shopping, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
Kathy is preceded in death by parents, grandparents and brother Mike.
She is survived by her daughter Trish (Bill) Iehl of Blaine, son Eric (Kris) Keath of Faribault; sisters and brothers, Lavonne Hogstad (Gary) of Blaine, Herman Oestreich (Lois) of Braham, Kenneth Oestreich (Sheri) of Fridley, Susan Jamerino (John) of Ham Lake, James Oesterich (Cheryl) of Finlayson, Joe Oestreich of Mora; sister-in-law Janice Oestreich of Mora; grandchildren, Crystal Tabery, Billie Jean Iehl, Derick Iehl, Erika Keath, Cullen Keath, great granddaughter Mackenzie Iehl; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora with Rev. Bob DeYoung presiding. A spring inurnment will be in the Brook Park Cemetery of Brook Park.