Kathleen "Kathy" Meier 1948–2020 Owatonna—Kathleen Meier of Owatonna passed away on October 10, 2020 at the Benedictine Living Community. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. with a visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna. Kathy was born May 28, 1948 in Carroll, Iowa to Edward & Rita (Williams) Meier. The family then moved to Minnesota. Kathy graduated from Marian High School in 1966. Directly out of high school she went to work at what was then, the Owatonna City Hospital as a nursing assistant. She retired from Allina Hospital after 52 years. Kathy was the heart of her family, making sure every holiday was celebrated, organizing weekends away with her sisters and nieces, trips to Iowa to visit our extended family and many game nights over the years. She was pretty good at bluffing her way thru a poker hand, cheating at Pictionary and hiding those winning pull tabs up her sleeve. Kathy enjoyed her league bowling, state tournaments and the national tournament in Las Vegas. Many fishing stories include Kathy getting her hook stuck in the weeds, a tree, the boat motor or the person closest to her. Only once did she land "the big one" and that poor fish was in and out of the freezer so often so she could show it off. Her friendships lasted years, with many beginning as co-workers those many years ago at the Owatonna City Hospital and are still going strong. And if you were lucky enough to have her call and sing Happy Birthday to you, you will never forget it. Kathy is survived by her brother, LeRoy (Dorothy) Meier; sisters Mary Ann (Jerry) Rysavy, Arlene (LaVern) Soukup, Alice Dulitz and Karen Meier. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews: Tam (Kory) Wobschall, Doug (Cheri) Meier, Dan (Missy) Meier, Cheryl (Jim) Rohwer, Dale (Jo Hunstman) Rysavy, Tom (Tina Heim) Soukup, Lori (Brian) Jerpbak, Shanda (Kevin Ingvaldson) Meier, and Shane (Erica) Meier, great nieces and nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bob Meier, brother-in-law Rich Dulitz, nephew Douglas Rysavy and uncles, aunts and cousins. For more information or to leave a message go to

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