Kathie E. Yennie (Rochester, MN)


The funeral service for Kathie E. Yennie, 73, of Rochester, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday (January 11, 2019) at Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville,MN with Rev. Caila Rinker officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Mrs. Yennie died on Sunday at St. Marys Hospital ( January 6, 2019) with her loving family by her side..She had been a patient for one week.

Kathie Elaine Stahl was born on June 1, 1945 in Austin,MN to Herman and Marian (Stephens) Stahl.  She grew up in rural Sargeant,MN on the family farm, attended Hayfield schools, graduating from Hayfield H.S. in 1963. She moved to Rochester where she was employed as a nurses aid for a few years at St. Marys Hospital.   Kathie was married on July 11, 1970 in Byron,MN to Gerald R. Yennie.  Following their marriage, the couple lived in Rochester where they raised their daughter and have continued to make their home. Kathie was a homemaker and day-care provider from her home for many years. She also was employed at D&R Vending in Rochester and in the receiving department at Walmart South as a manager at the time of her retirement. Mr. Yennie was a longtime employee of Tele-Prompter Cable Co. in Rochester. Kathie was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Rochester and with her husband Gerald, was a longtime member of the Eagles in Rochester. Kathie enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bingo, coloring with her colored pencils, camping and fishing  and loved time spent with family, especially  her grandchildren                 

Kathie is survived by her husband – Gerald and her daughter and son-in-law  Jackie Beltz( Tony Kunz) of Rochester; 4  grandchildren   Ryan Beltz, Lacey Beltz, Adam Kunz and Noah Kunz;  1 sister and 4  brothers Norman(Leona) Stahl of Virginia; Kenneth (Beverly) Halliday of Austin,MN; Herman Stahl Jr. of Byron,MN; Mary Hirsch of  Wabasha,MN and Donald Stahl of Rochester;  and brother-in-law -Charles VandeLinde of Virginia; many nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Marian Stahl:  1 sister  Bessie VandeLinde; sister-in-law Amanda Stahl and  brother-in-law Jack Hirsch.

A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday ( January 10, 2019) at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and 1 hr. prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday morning.  Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home.  Condolences and memories of Kathie are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.

Courtesy of Griffin-Gray Funeral Home

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