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October 4, 1939 – April 30, 2024

Kathleen (Kate) J. Daleiden (Kessler), age 84, of St. Michael, MN, peacefully passed away on April 30th, 2024, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

She was born October 4th, 1939, in St. Michael to William and Gertrude (Robeck) Kessler.

She is survived by her children, Kristen (Jay) O’Donnell, Nicholas Daleiden, and Elizabeth (Todd) Miller; grandchildren: Maggie O’Donnell, Zachary Miller, Samantha O’Donnell, Maxwell Miller, Addy Miller, Emma Daleiden, Ethan Daleiden and Ryan Miller, sisters; Lois Zachman and Beverly Kessler brother; Paul (Joyce) Kessler; brother-in-law David (Karyl) Daleiden; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Raymond Daleiden, her parents William and Gertrude Kessler, her sisters Ardis Schleif, and Virginia Kessler, and her brothers, Dale Kessler, Bill Kessler, John Kessler, Wayne Kessler. Their memories, along with Kate’s, will forever be cherished in our hearts.

Kate was a faithful member and actively involved in the St. Michael Catholic Church community where she served on the adult choir for over 40 years, enjoyed ushering, and taught religious education for several years.

Kate started her career working at Powers Department Store, then employed at the St. Michael Medical Clinic. Once married, Kate spent most of her years supporting the family farm and raising her children. She later worked at Kids Play for District 885. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and was particularly proud of her nieces and nephews. Kate loved spending time with family, reading, watching Minnesota Twins games, and spending her summers mowing lawn and gardening.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.   Visitation Thursday, May 9th 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Further visitation Friday morning at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until time of Mass.


2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Snooky

    I love you Katie. Thank you for so many wonderful memories

  2. Kathy M Weber

    Such a sweet lady, may you rest in peace. I worked with her at CE/Kids Play. She was so kind to all the lives she touched.


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