Caldwell, Kathleen C. (Strelow)


Kathleen C. (Strelow) Caldwell, 64, of Winona, Minn., died on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. 

Kathleen was born on March 27, 1953, to LaVerne “Lovey” Flak and LaVerne Strelow. She spent her childhood and most of her adult life in beautiful Winona, Minn. She was a graduate of Winona Senior High School. Throughout her life, she has been a wonderful, devoted wife, mother, sibling, grandmother and friend to the very end. 

Together with Mark, Kathy loved sharing dinners, watching the Minnesota Twins, taking road trips, visiting the beach, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Kathy was a dedicated career woman for over 28 years working for Watlow Controls in a position she truly enjoyed. She appreciated reading a good book, a hot cup of tea, brisk walks, rocking out to some good tunes, sitting on her porch sipping a fizzy pop and was known for always having some kind of chapstick on hand for her beautiful smile. Her smile and laughter lit up the room. Kathy had a passion for happiness, laughter, and love and found them to be fully present in her lifetime. 

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband, Mark Caldwell; children, Angela (Joey) Marcotte, Bre Ann (Ronald) Meier, and Melissa Caldwell; cherished grandchildren, Austin, Madison and Sydney Marcotte and Kennedy and Natalie Meier; siblings, Steve (Mary) Strelow, Scott (Pat) Strelow, Nancy Strelow Peck, Paul “Oopey” (Cindy) Strelow, and Shelly (Tim) Wineski; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Lynne Caldwell, Pete (Kate) Caldwell, Bob (Pam) Caldwell, Lori (Bruce) Larson, and Tony (Diane) Caldwell; many nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends Dorothy, Diane and Vicki. 

The family would like to thank Winona Hospice for its superior care and support during this time, with special thanks to Michelle, Marybeth and Jenny. Special appreciation to Miranda Bennett, who has been a wonderful source of care and assistance throughout the past several years. 

There will be a celebration of Kathleen’s life at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, Minn. Friends may call one hour prior to the celebration at the Hoff Celebration of Life Center.

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