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“Dear Nowaks, Our sincere sympathies regarding Snookie's death. My parents, Joe & Rose Eisele, had many, many good times with Kathy & Louie. We...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Kaye Eisele - North Liberty, IA

“Andy and mike and family our hearts go out to you all in this very difficult time! your dad and mom i knew very well when I worked for the elmore...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: mike martinez - northfield, MN

“Andy: So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...Beth ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: beth anderson (hinrichsen) - MN

“Andy, we are truly sorry for your loss! Your mom was a wonderful, kind and fun-loving person and she will be missed by all who knew her! See you soon...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl, Anna, Tami - MN

“You have my sympathy in these difficult times, my thoughts and prayers are with you ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Johnson - Winnebago, MN

“Being the 'Baby" of the family "Snookie" always had to take care of me. I remember all the things we did when we were young and I had to tag along....Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: DEANNA VOTH - Windom, MN

“I will so miss "Snookie" as we always called her when us eight sisters were growing up together. What a lot of great times we always had. I'm sorry...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Grimes - Portland, OR

“Kathy was one of a kind. Dawn and Kathy would drink coffee and talk for hours. She was a great family friend. Dan, Hohni, Tanner and Tiah ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dan and Hohni Weringa - IA

“Thinking of your family durning this time. So Many special memories of Kathy will remain with us forever. She was a very good family friend and we...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dayna (Weringa) Price - Lakota, IA

“Being Kathy's neighbor for the first 15 years of my life leaves me with so many memories. Rest in Peace Kath, you will be missed. <3 ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Tanya Laudenbach (Weringa) - MN


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.com Kathy 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.