The funeral service for Kathie E. Yennie, 73, of Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, with the Rev. Caila Rinker officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Mrs. Yennie died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital with her loving family by her side. She had been a patient for one week.

Kathie Elaine Stahl was born on June 1, 1945, in Austin, to Herman and Marian (Stephens) Stahl. She grew up in rural Sargeant, on the family farm, attended Hayfield schools, graduating from Hayfield High School in 1963. She moved to Rochester, where she was employed as a nurses aide for a few years at Saint Marys Hospital.

Kathie was married on July 11, 1970, in Byron, to Gerald R. Yennie. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Rochester, where they raised their daughter and have continued to make their home.

Kathie was a homemaker and day-care provider from her home for many years. She also was employed at D&R Vending in Rochester and in the receiving department at Walmart South as a manager at the time of her retirement. Mr. Yennie was a longtime employee of Tele-Prompter Cable Co. in Rochester.

Kathie was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Rochester and with her husband, Gerald, was a longtime member of the Eagles in Rochester. Kathie enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bingo, coloring with her colored pencils, camping and fishing and loved time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

Kathie is survived by her husband, Gerald; her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Beltz (Tony Kunz) of Rochester; four grandchildren, Ryan Beltz, Lacey Beltz, Adam Kunz and Noah Kunz; one sister and four brothers, Norman (Leona) Stahl of Virginia, Kenneth (Beverly) Halliday of Austin, Herman Stahl Jr. of Byron, Mary Hirsch of Wabasha, and Donald Stahl of Rochester; brother-in-law, Charles VandeLinde of Virginia; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Marian Stahl; one sister, Bessie VandeLinde; sister-in-law, Amanda Stahl; and brother-in-law, Jack Hirsch.

A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home. Condolences and memories of Kathie are welcome at