Kathryn Hamlin, 85, of Spring Valley

Kathryn Hamlin

Kathryn “Kate” Hamlin, 85, of Spring Valley, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Kathryn Jean Johnson was born on Sept. 20, 1933, in Fillmore County to Albert and Mabel (Ramaker) Johnson.

She attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1951.

On Jan. 14, 1953, she was united in marriage to Clifford “Kip” Hamlin in Spring Valley.

She worked as a receptionist for People’s Natural Gas in Spring Valley then at Minnesota Loan and Thrift before working as a dietician at the Spring Valley Care Center.

She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and later enjoyed her circle of phone friends. She loved spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved animals.

She is survived by her husband, Kip of Spring Valley; children, Janine (Rick) Hyland of Spring Valley, Susan Nodtvedt of Spring Valley, Vicki Babineau of Rice Lake, Wis., Brady (Sheila) Hamlin of Austin and Rory Hamlin of Stewartville; 13 grandchildren, Travis, Trenton, Tali, Brent, Sarah, Sadie, Wyatt, Xseyveun, Mariah, Ashley, Braden, Kaitlyn and Kaleb; and 10 great-grandchildren, Jack, Tracker, Tayten, Camilla, Ellis, Evey, Braelynn, Kameron, Kylee and Macken.

She was preceded in death by her sons-in-law, Danny “Austin” Nodtvedt and Walter “Scott” Babineau and two brothers, Ken (Clarice) Johnson and Bob (Ginny) Johnson.

A visitation for her was held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. A private family burial took place at the Cherry Grove Cemetery.