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April 22, 1945 – February 21, 2021

Katherine J. Coolen, age 75, of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

She was born in Minneapolis on April 22, 1945 the daughter of Russell and Mona (Perrin) Dvorak.

On September 11, 1972, Katherine J. Dvorak was joined in holy marriage to Christian C. Coolen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

She had a love for music.   Katherine also enjoyed traveling, gardening and animals.

Survived by her loving husband: Christian C. Coolen of Buffalo; a daughter: Christine (Mark) Strehlow of St. Michael; granddaughters: Elizabeth Strehlow and Jessica Chaffee; a great grandson: Brady; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Mary Dvorak and by brothers Hallie and Robert Dvorak.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Katherine J. Coolen will be held on Thursday, February 25th at 11:00 A.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.   Interment St. Mark’s Cemetery-Pelican Lake.

A visitation AT THE CHURCH on Thursday, February 25th from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Mark Strehlow, William Coolen, Fred Bunting, Phillip Dvorak, John Coolen and Jason Weber.

Memorials preferred to The Adult Day Center in Buffalo, MN.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


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  1. Steve and Irene Maass

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family.


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