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December 18, 1943 – Sunday, November 20, 2016

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
10:30 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
4 – 8 PM; 7:30 prayer service

Kathleen “Kathy” Marie Babatz, age 72 of Montrose passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake. She was born on December 18, 1943 in Cokato, the daughter of Clifton “Cliff” and Eleanor (Broll) Nelson.

Kathy graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1961. After graduation, she went on to work at First National Bank in downtown Minneapolis, Howard Lake Bank, and Carlson Company.

On June 6, 1964, Kathleen M. Nelson and Donald T. Babatz were joined in holy marriage at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Kathy was a faithful, lifelong member of The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. She was also a member of TOPS and Montrose Remainders. Kathy enjoyed shopping, crafting, playing cards, playing bingo, going to movies, socializing and visiting with friends and family, and Sunday drives around the community with her husband. She loved being with her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren!

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Babatz; son, Mark Babatz; parents, Cliff and Eleanor Nelson; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Mike Smith; parents-in-law, William “Bill” and Mary Babatz Sr.; sister-in-law, Patricia Babatz; brothers-in-law, Charles Klopp and Jeff Gaskell; and Godfather, Myron Broll.

She is survived by her children, Barb (Jeff) Krause of Montrose, Sue (Greg) Dearing of Buffalo, Alan (Jennifer) Babatz of Montrose; grandchildren, Allison (Alex) Peterson, Miranda Krause, Emily Dearing, Ryan Babatz, Ellie Dearing, Matthew Babatz; great-grandchildren, Brylee Peterson and Adilyn Peterson; siblings, Mary Ann Gaskell, Joyce Nelson, Rick (Pae) Nelson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, James Babatz, Deloris Klopp, William (Marlette) Babatz Jr.; Godmother, Delores Broll; many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathy Babatz will be held on Wednesday, November 22, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 22 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM.

Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, November 23 at the church from 9:00 until 10:15 AM.

Honorary casket bearers are Kathy’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Allison Peterson, Miranda Krause, Emily Dearing, Ryan Babatz, Ellie Dearing, Matthew Babatz, Brylee Peterson and Adilyn Peterson.

Casket bearers are Jeff Krause, Greg Dearing, Jennifer Babatz, Alex Peterson, Mitch Weber and Cody Lindberg.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Tim C Paumen

    Sorry to hear about your loss and want to offer my condolence to your family.

  2. Carol Novacek

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.


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