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Kathryn Millett

Kathryn Millett

July 23, 1949 - November 29, 2018

Kathryn “Kathy” Millett, 69, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

She was born on July 23, 1949 in Forest City, IA, the daughter of Andrew and Ruth Kilen Johnson. Kathy married Ronald Millett on May 8, 1971 at Lake Mills, IA; he preceded her in death in 1989. she graduated from Lake Mills Community Schools in 1967, and continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa, receiving her bachelor's degree in Education.

Kathy began her teaching career in Waterloo with Head Start and Waterloo Community Schools. She then began teaching at Immaculate Conception in Gilbertville, where she taught for the last 37 years.

Kathy was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She was very creative and enjoyed art, reading, and decorating cakes. Kathy liked doing things for people and loved finding interesting things and exploring the history behind them. She was also a member of Izaak Walton for many years.

Kathy is survived by a son Bob Millett of Waterloo, two daughters, Karri Millett of Washburn and Missy (Troy Trent) Millett of Waterloo, four grandchildren, Ashley (Jonathon) Laudner, Kelsey (Levi Heath) Mahlstedt, Wyatte Mintey and Tanner Risse, a great-grandchild Hadleigh, three sisters, Linda (Alan) Wharton of Latimer, Jean (Dr. Steven) Burns of Sac City and Mary Kruse of Mason City, a brother Curtis Johnson of Lake Mills and her aunts, Shirley Tveit, Marilyn Johnson, Hilma Stover and Joyce Kilen and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, an infant brother Steven and her mother and father-in-law Maisie and Francis Millett.

Services: 10:30 am Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Gilbertville with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.

Visitation 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception School.

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