Kathryn “Kay” De Boer
Kathryn “Kay” De Boer
passed away on March 25, 2014 after living 99 beautiful years. She looked
forward to the day she would unite with her precious Lord and Savior and
reunite with family and friends who had gone before her.
Kay was born
November 4, 1914 in Alto, the daughter of Perry and Mae Van de Vreede Buteyn.
On September 2, 1938 she married Andrew “Andy” De Boer in Brandon. Following
their marriage the couple resided in Brandon all their married lives. Kay was
employed by Brandon schools where she worked in food service. Kay was the true
matriarch of her family. Family time was very important to her. Her family
looked forward to her wonderful Sunday noon dinners and conversation around the
back table. She loved babysitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
and they will always treasure their time at Grandma and Grandpas house in
Brandon. Grandma prepared their favorite foods and special evening treats. She
was the healer of all their illnesses and the kindest of all nurses when they
were sick. Kay was a beautiful, Christian example to all who knew her. She
spent time daily in prayer, reading her Bible and devotions, and always looked
forward to worshipping at church on Sundays. She was a member of Bethel
Reformed Church in Brandon where she taught Sunday school, directed children’s
Christmas programs, and participated in Women’s Guild, Senior Bible Study and
so many other activities. She loved her church family. Kay and her husband,
Andy, had the gift of hospitality and enjoyed entertaining in their home. They
also enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Kay was a very warm, caring,
giving, accepting, selfless person and had the gift of love for everyone. She
will be deeply missed by her family and friends and has left so many lasting
impressions and treasured memories.
Kay is survived
by her daughter, Sherryl (Kurt) Kronberg of Omro; her son, Rick (Janet) De Boer
of Brandon; grandchildren, David (Kathy) Carlson of Eagan, MN, Robin Carrales
of McKinney, TX, Kara (Dan) Gannon of Gleason, WI, Denise (Scott) Ellis of
Pataskala, OH, and Zachary De Boer of Brandon; great-grandchildren, Joshua
(Ashley) Schmidt of Dallas, TX, Jessica Pautsch of Fond du Lac, and Jacob,
Helena, and Amelia Ellis of Pataskala, OH; great-great-grandchildren, Monica, Iliana,
Jacoby, and Eastin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Twilah De
Boer of Brandon; and sister-in-law, Eleanor De Boer of Colorado.
Kay was preceded
in death by her husband, Andy, and other relatives.
would like to express special thanks to family and friends who visited, called
and sent warm wishes and prayers to Kay; Shelly Frieberg, her hairdresser and
friend, for her weekly visits and special times they shared; and to the
wonderful and caring staff at Marvin’s Manor in Brandon for their exceptional
care and love for Kay. Kay loved you all.
for Kay De Boer will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethel
Reformed Church in Brandon with Rev. John Tilstra officiating. Burial will
follow at Brandon Cemetery. Friends and relatives of Kay De Boer may call on
the family on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send