Kathleen Byrne, 69

Kathleen Byrne

Kathleen Byrne, the daughter of William and Patricia (Schimek) Pattinson, was born on March 21, 1952 in Slayton, MN. She grew up in Currie and attended IHM Catholic School in Currie. Kathy was united in marriage to Tom Byrne on August 26, 1969 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie. After their marriage they lived in Norfolk, VA and Long Beach, CA while Tom was in the Navy. In December of 1970 they moved to Walnut Grove, MN and in 1980 they moved to the Byrne family farm east of Currie. She worked for many years as secretary for Sweetman Sand and Gravel. Kathy passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Our House Hospice Home in Slayton, MN at the age of 69 with the comfort of her family by her side.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie. Kathy was a devoted wife and mother and took pride in raising her two boys and later enjoying her grandkids and the activities and all their lifetime milestones. She enjoyed driving through the state park, hanging with “Red”, christmas lights and sitting in the sun on the deck. But her #1 love was her grandkids, as you could tell by the sparkle in her eyes when they were mentioned.

Survivors include her two sons, Tom (Lezlie) Byrne of Tracy, MN and Joe (Pam) Byrne of Worthington, MN; 6 grandchildren, Britta, Jake and Brody Byrne, Carly (Mitchell) Woldt, Mason and Chase Byrne; 2 sisters, Kris (Tim) Rignell of Tracy, MN and Karen (Kim) Erbes of Tracy, MN; 3 sisters-in-law. Caryl Hart of Sioux Falls, SD, Judy (Herb) Bassett of La Crosse, WI and Barb Whiting of Currie, MN and brother-in-law, Dale Benson of Kimball, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Tom, brother Bill Pattinson and sister-in-law, Mary Benson.

Funeral Services will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Currie, MN at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 13, 2022 with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating.  The organist is Patty LeClaire.  The pallbearers are her grandchildren. Interment at Calvary Cemetery Currie, MN. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at the IHM Church and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton is assisting the family with arrangements. Send condolences online at www.totzkefuneralhome.com.