August 24, 1976 – Wednesday, March 5, 2014
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN
Monday, March 10th, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Edward Russell Kath, age 37, died March 5, 2014 in Buffalo, surrounded by his family after a year-long battle with cancer.
He was born in Buffalo, Minnesota on August 24, 1976 to Jim and Mary Ann Kath. His youth was spent playing with his seven siblings, fishing with his dad, and playing several sports. Eddy graduated from Buffalo High School in 1994 where he was captain of the wrestling team.
No matter the job he held or city in which he resided, Ed influenced those around him with his positivity and easygoing attitude. He touched the lives of children at Kid’s Haven Childcare in Buffalo and Here Comes the Sun Childcare in Hermantown. Eddy was the favorite bartender to patrons in Buffalo, Annandale, South Haven, and most recently, Grandma’s Restaurant in Duluth.
Ed loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and spending time with his many friends. Above all, Ed adored his son, Ahnyx. He was never happier than when they were together and loved him more than anything in the world.
Ed is survived by his son Ahnyx and his mother Alysia Tessling; parents Jim and Mary Ann Kath; siblings Mike (Melody), Vicky, Nick (Wanda), Shelly (Joe) Wright, Susie (Keith) Lommel, Jim (Sarah), and Rusty (Angie); many nephews, nieces, and cousins; and countless friends including Darren and Abby Tazelaar who graciously opened their home to Ed in his final weeks, and Rita Karypis who was by his side for much of his final journey.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Edward and Anna Kath; and Russell and Maxine Leraas.
Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Kath was held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.
Visitation was held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the church. A prayer service was held at 7:00 PM.
Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Buffalo, MN
Casket Bearers were Mike Kath, Jim Kath, Rusty Kath, Ahnyx Kath, Darren Tazelaar, Joe Wright and Keith Lommel.