KATHLEEN E. KEATH

k. keath webKathleen 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.

3 guestbook entries for KATHLEEN E. KEATH

  1. Rhoda Saatela January 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Tricia and Eric, I don’t know if you remember me, but I had the privilege of working with your Mom at the Kanabec History Center. She wasn’t just my co-worker, she was my friend. I’m so terribly sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to you, Tricia and family.

  2. Dawn (Mattson) Nelson January 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Tricia and Eric-I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your wonderful mom, Kathy. I will never forget all the good times we had together when we were young. I have not seen any of you for so many years and really wish I could be there with you for support. Please remember she will always be looking down on you with a big smile on her face. With deepest sympathy to all of the family, Dawn.

  3. Edna & Jim Cole January 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    We are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s death. Kathy worked with us at the Kanabec History Center and she was an absolute delight! She was willing to try anything and worked hard to help us keep the Center open. We missed her when she moved on to her trucking career and shared stories of her antics when she was with us. One always thinks that there will be more time to catch up with people we have lost contact with. Of course in reality that is not true. Our deepest sympathy to you Tricia and Eric – and to the rest of the family. Kathy touched a lot of lives and she will indeed be missed!

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