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June 20, 1951 – January 19, 2023

Kathleen Marie “Kathy” Ramthun, age 71, of rural Montrose passed away on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

She was born on June 20, 1951 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Raymond and Josephine (Kaczmarek) Juncewski.

On September 14, 1968, Kathleen Juncewski and Phillip Reimer were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

Kathy graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1969.

She was formerly employed as a para professional for eight years for The Howard Lake Public School System.  Kathy was a para professional for twenty-five years at The Dassel Elementary School.   She also sold Mary Kay Cosmetics since 1989.

Kathy enjoyed dancing, dice games, making greeting cards and taking road trips with her family.

She loved spending time with her family!  Kathy especially liked attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and concerts.

On August 31, 2002, Kathy Reimer and James “Jim” Ramthun were joined in holy marriage at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church-Crawford Lake.

Survived by her loving husband: Jim Ramthun; daughters: Carrie (John) LePage of Monticello and Amy (Wyatt) Shaw of Howard Lake; bonus daughters: Ronda (Dale) Bauman of Montrose, Michelle (Bruce) Burns of Annandale and Brenda (Todd) Halstead of St. Bonifacius; two granddaughters: Josephine LePage and Brooklyn Shaw; nine grandsons: Jamie Burns, Kasey (Quinn) Burns, Matthew (Allie) Bauman, Joshua Bauman, Andrew (Alexis) Halstead, Luke Halstead, Joshua (Jenna) LePage, Jackson LePage and Cooper Shaw; seven great grandchildren; her mother: Josephine Juncewski of Hutchinson; her sister: LuAnn (Larry) Williamson of Howard Lake; a brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her first husband Phillip Reimer on July 6, 2000, her father Raymond “Ray” Juncewski and a nephew Paul Campbell.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose.   Pastor James Grabitske will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25th AT THE CHURCH from 4-8 P.M.   Prayer service at 7:00 P.M.   Further visitation Thursday, January 26th one hour prior to services at the church.

A special Thank You to The Nursing staff at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kathy Lutter

    My sympathies, Jim. I can’t imagine losing a second spouse. I don’t have an address for you. I know Merlyn thought highly of you, and I knew Kathy a little through school and as a vibrant good stamper.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Kathy Lutter

  2. Janell Schwandt

    My deepest sympathy to Kathy’s family. I enjoyed my conversations with Kathy when she came to my home to shop for Creative Memories scrapbooking supplies. She was passionate about her craft. It was a lovely surprise when she told me that she knew and worked alongside my sister, Gail Schwandt, who was a teacher at DC and passed away in 2007.
    May your memories of Kathy bring you comfort and peace.
    Janell Schwandt
    Cokato, MN

  3. Tom and Gwen Snell

    Our deepest sympathies to Kathy’s family. We met Kathy and her family when we first moved to Howard Lake 40 plus years ago. I am so glad we became friends then and through the years. Once we both left Howard Lake we didn’t see each other much but luckily in the past few years we connected at grade school events we each attended for our grandchildren. Kathy was always so nice and very easy to become friends with. Her children/grandchildren meant the world to her. Rest in peace sweet lady.

  4. Abigail

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I remember her fondly from my time at Dassel Elementary school. She made an impact on my life even as a child and I know she touched many more lives of other children in her role as a para. I also remember that she and my mom, Sandy, were friends and would connect outside school too. I believe she was our go to Mary Kay sales woman too ☺️ She will be missed.

  5. Jerimarie

    My condolences to the family.


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