Kathleen Bockenstedt

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Kathleen Bockenstedt, 93, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, surrounded by family.

Due to COVID-19 concerns the family will be having a private family mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Kathleen was born in Guttenberg on Dec. 6, 1926, the daughter of Henry and Kathryn (Heck) Fassbinder. After high school she attended college where she went on to receive her teaching certificate. In later years she worked at a radio factory and also at Esser’s clothing store.

On Oct. 6 1949, Kathleen married the love of her life, Louis Bockenstedt, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. They had a beautiful 37 years together and six children until Louis passed away on Dec. 23, 1986.

Kathleen was a member of the Red Hat Club and Book Club. Kathleen enjoyed baking, gambling on occasion, playing 500 rummy and watching Wheel of Fortune. Her cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie were the best. She requested weekly delivery of Triscuit triangle crackers, Dove chocolate and Pepsi by family when they came to visit at River Living Center where she lived.

Kathleen was a loving, caring and kind woman. She loved spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much happiness. She will be forever remembered and missed by family and friends.

Left to cherish her memories are her six children and their families: Ann Ostry of Blaine, Minn., Gene Bockenstedt of Guttenberg, Lois Moser of Overland Park, Kan., Duane (Lyneva) Bockenstedt of Greeley, Janet Bockenstedt of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Roger (Dawn) Bockenstedt of Guttenberg; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband; parents and two brothers, Gerald and Henry Fassbinder.

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