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Kathryn "Kate" J. Hamlin

September 20, 1933 ~ September 25, 2018 (age 85)

Kathryn “Kate” Hamlin, age 85, of Spring Valley, MN passed away Tuesday September 25, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN.

A visitation for Kate Hamlin will be from 11-1 P.M. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. A private family burial will take place at the Cherry Grove Cemetery.

Kathryn Jean Johnson was born September 20, 1933 in Fillmore County to Albert and Mabel (Ramaker) Johnson. She attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1951. On January 14, 1953 she was united in marriage to Clifford “Kip” Hamlin in Spring Valley, MN.

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. Kate enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and later enjoyed her circle of phone friends. She loved spending time with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kate also loved animals, always asking family about their pets.

Kate is survived by her husband Kip of Spring Valley, MN; children: Janine (Rick) Hyland of Spring Valley, MN, Susan Nodtvedt of Spring Valley, MN, Vicki Babineau of Rice Lake, WI, Brady (Sheila) Hamlin of Austin, MN, and Rory Hamlin of Stewartville, MN; 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 parents, son-in-laws Danny “Austin” Nodtvedt and Walter “Scott” Babineau, and two brothers Ken (Clarice) Johnson and Bob (Ginny) Johnson.

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