August 23, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

Kathleen M. Poepping

Kathleen M. “Kathy” Poepping, 73, of Melrose, passed away Aug. 14, 2023, after a short battle with cancer at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.  

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Deacon Ernie Kociemba officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Melrose. A visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the funeral home in Melrose.   

Kathleen Mary Poepping was born March 7, 1950, in Melrose, to Frank and Mathilda (Thelen) Poepping. Kathy graduated in 1968 from Melrose High School. Kathy worked at Fingerhut in St. Cloud and Alexandria until it closed. She then worked at Precision Optics in St. Cloud until she retired in 2015. 

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Kathy enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, along with other sports on television. Kathy was an avid reader and liked to crochet. 

Survivors include her siblings, Carol Poepping of Melrose, Pat (Dan) Weisser of St. Joseph, Marilyn (Chuck) Rademacher of Albany, Shirley (Jim) Knisley of Grove City and Jan (Ron) Haskamp of Melrose; 15 nephews and nieces Brett, Erik (Ann) and Jed (Molly) Weisser, Josh, Erin and Adam Rademacher, Chad, Jeremy (Trina), Travis (Kim) and Blake (Kristina) Knisley, Janna (Jesse) Bjur, Katie (Peter) Erickson, Broc (Robin) Haskamp, Alyson (Glenn) Dirkes, and Jay (Marie) Haskamp; and 28 great-nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mathilda Poepping.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s School in Melrose.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.                            P-34-1B


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