Kathryn Bunn

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kathryn Ada Bunn, age 91 of Austin, Minn. died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.
Kathryn was born Sept. 5, 1916 in Kent, Iowa to John and Ada (Daniels) Bunn. She graduated from the Ellendale High School and attended the Minnesota Teachers College at Mankato and Mankato State College.
Kathryn began her teaching career in rural Steele County for eight years. She then taught in Blooming Prairie, Minn. for five years before starting in the Austin Public Schools where she completed her 43 years in the teaching profession.
Kathryn was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Austin, the Retired Teachers Association of Austin and Phi Delta Kappa. She had traveled the world extensively in retirement having visited all 50 states and many destinations around the world including the Holy Land and Australia.
Never having had children, she had a motherly influence on her nieces, nephews and former students.
Kathryn is survived by her brother and sister-in-law: Merrill and Berniece Bunn, Ellendale, Minn.; nephews and nieces: Steven Bunn and Dawn LaForte, Hayward, Wisc.; Julie and Dean Hunt, Owatonna, Minn., Deb Bunn, Owatonna, Minn.; David and Jennie Bunn, Cottage Grove, Minn.; great niece: Payton Bunn, great nephews: Parker Bunn, John Bunn, Jacob (Nicole) Hunt and Nathan Hunt.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2008 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia Toschak and the Rev. Dennis Tamke Officiating. Interment will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery in New Richland, Minn. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning. Memorials are preferred to the First United Methodist Church or the Austin Public Education Foundation.
Organist will be Neal Erickson. Vocalists will be Tom and Louise Klipfel.

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