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Kay Pautz, 69

Kay Dianne Anton was born November 28, 1944 in Mankato, the daughter of Arlo and Armilla (Koplen) Anton.

Kay graduated from Winthrop High School and furthered her education, receiving her degree in nursing.

On January 30, 1965, Kay was united in marriage to Gary Walter Pautz at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. To this union, two sons were born: Thomas and Douglas.

The couple resided in Northeast Minneapolis for several years and then moved to Maple Grove. In 1991, Kays husband, Gary, was transferred to Seattle and they moved there until they retired to the cabin in 2011.

Kay was an active member at the following churches: Gloria Dei in Minneapolis, Light of Christ in Federal Way, WA and Ebenezer in Leaf Valley. She became a Corvette Club member with her husband in Tacoma, WA. She loved playing cards, traveling, and spending time with her family and many friends, and of course the family pups.

Gary and Kay felt blessed that they could share their homes with their neighbors and many guests. You could always be assured Kay would have your favorite baked goods waiting for you.

Gary and Kay died on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Kansas due to an automobile accident.

She is survived by her sons, Tom and wife, Angela of Maple Grove, Doug and wife, Katie of Minneapolis; four grandchildren, Matthew Palmer, Michael and wife, Atanza Palmer, Abigail and Amber Pautz; sister, Caroline "Carol" Swanson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley Township with visitation one hour prior to the service at church.

Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;