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Kathleen L. 'Kate' Lyman -- Racine

RACINE -- The funeral for Kathleen L. "Kate" Lyman will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stewartville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rob Kopp officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, rural Racine.

Mrs. Lyman, 65, of Racine, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2006) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Kathleen Louise Mulvihill was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Dodge County. She moved with her family to rural Racine in 1950, grew up on the family farm and graduated from Stewartville High School. After graduation, she was employed at Mayo Clinic until her marriage.

She married Donald Lyman on Sept. 26, 1959, in Rochester.

The couple farmed in Racine. She was a farm-homemaker and was employed at the former Fish House in Stewartville. She had most recently been employed at the Racine post office, where she had worked for 20 years. She also worked at Bonner Elementary School with Marriott in the school lunch program until retiring there two years ago. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, camping, watching her grandchildren in sporting events and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam (Jim) Schultz of Chatfield; grandchildren Megan, Molly, Mitchell and Michael; one son, Scott (Andrea) of Lakeville; grandchildren Cole and Blake; five sisters, Eileen (Charles) Kubista of Owatonna, Jean Buckingham of Rochester, Doris (Gene) Schuchard of Elgin, Mary Kester of Chatfield, Joan (Norm) Hoeft of Adams; and three brothers, David (Margaret), Carl (Alice) and Francis (Darlene), all of Rochester.

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She was preceded in death by one son and two brothers.

Friends may call at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the service.

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