Sagen, Kathryn ‘Kathy’ Ruth


Kathryn “Kathy” Ruth Sagen, 60, of Winona, died on Monday, December 31, 2018, at her home of natural causes. She was born on March 8, 1958, to John “Jack” and Kathryn “Kassy” (Witt) Sagen in Winona. Growing up as one of four children, Kathy was shy and quiet but had a big heart and was always caring for others. She graduated from Cotter High School in 1977. After school she began working at Winona State University in facilities management. She worked there for many years until retiring in 2013. In her free time, she loved to care for her family, animals, and anyone who may have needed it. One of her dear loves though, was watching the Minnesota Vikings as well as many other sports. Kathy had a great sense of humor and was truly a good person.

Kathy is survived by her mother, Kassy; sisters, Mary (Wayne) Frahm and Ann Lee; brother, John (Susan) Sagen; nieces and nephews, Matt, Jana, Joe, Jeff, Jake, Lindsey, Shannon, Ashley; and 10 great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack; brother-in-law, Tom Lee; and sister-in-law, Lori Sagen.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. Rev. Robert Stamschror is presiding. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona. Please leave a memory and view her tribute video at

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