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Kathryn “Kathy” Bowman

Kathyrn “Kathy” Ann (Streeter) Bowman of Osakis passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side, Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Kathy was born February 25, 1937 in St. Paul, MN to Orland and Edith (Metcalf) Streeter. She attended and graduated from high school in Buffalo Lake, MN. Kathy met the love her life, Jack, on a blind date. Shortly after they met, Kathy moved to Osakis and lived on the Bowman farm. Kathy and Jack were united in marriage on April 7th, 1956.

She worked at Herberger’s department store in Osakis and helped her parents run the café in Osakis. Besides raising 4 beautiful children, she continued working at various jobs, including Gillis Rexall Drug of Osakis, Osakis Country Club and worked in the kitchen at Osakis Public School. Her last working years she spent her time at St. Agnes School as a foster grandparent, which she loved!

Kathy was widowed at age 49, and took on the role of both parents. She was such a strong beautiful lady, always wanting the best for her family, which is what she loved most in life!

She loved getting out on the pontoon, crocheting, “wine sampling”, baking, canning for her family, gardening and even enjoyed an occasional side by side ride! Oh, and she especially loved ending her evening watching the Golden Girls! Kathy was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Kathy is survived by her children: Deborah (Chuck Larson) Bowman of Mesa, AZ, Michael (Barbara) Bowman of Osakis, MN, Julia (Greg) Hayenga of Cold Spring, MN, Laura (John) Lepowsky of Sauk Centre, MN; 5 Grandchildren: Adam (Mary) Waldorf of Osakis, Ashley (Dan) Grosz of Moorhead, MN, Charlie Hayenga of Cold Spring, Jackie (Collin) Esmay of Hanover, MN; Angie (Karl) Thorfinnson of Glenwood, MN; Great Grandchildren: Harley and Cash Grosz, Cora and Case Waldorf and Thea Thorfinnson; and many nieces and nephews that adored her.

Kathy was proceeded in death by her husband: Jack; her parents: Orland and Edith Streeter; and her sister: Grace Leaunart.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Father Dave Petron officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 PM with parish prayers starting at 7:30 PM on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home. This service was recorded for family and friends to view from Kathy’s obituary page on the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home website. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery in Osakis, MN.

Arrangements are with the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home. www.royhetland.com.

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