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Mary Kathman 1945-2011

Dec 8, 2011

Funeral service for Mary Kathman of Ayrshire will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven with Rev. Roger Maize officiating. Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Mary M. Kathman was born on June 19, 1945, in Spencer, the daughter of Walter George and Anna Patrine (Katie Christensen) Heisler. She attended Ruth-ven Community Schools.

On May 29, 1962, she married Billy Dean Kathman in Ayrshire. To this union, three children were born. Mary kept busy as a homemaker and helping her husband at Kathman Feeds. She later worked at Coast to Coast, SNC and Wild Rose Casino, all in Emmetsburg. Mary enjoyed being involved with community and church events. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and church circle in Ayrshire.

Mary passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, at the age of 66.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Dean Kathman; and a very good friend, Bill Beilhartz.

She is survived by two sons, Steven (Trudi) Kathman of Spirit Lake and Brian Kathman of Ayrshire; a daughter, Theresa (Ken-ny) Barnett of Minneapolis, MN; ten grandchildren; a sister, Eunice Meyer of Independence; a brother, W. George Heisler of Ruthven; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com