Kathryn Louise Creese was born Sept. 16, 1956, in Devils Lake, N.D., and died Nov. 15, 2015, at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry. She was 59 years old.
Her life was celebrated Thursday, Nov. 19 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Words of comfort were spoken by Rev. Ken Bose of Trinity Lutheran Church in Perry. Recorded music, “Angel Among Us,” “Amazing Grace” and “Go Rest High on that Mountain,” were selected by the family.
Kathryn or Kathy, as she was lovingly known, moved to Perry in 1962 and attended the Perry Community Schools.
Kathy was married to Francis Hendrixson in 1972, and they lived in Jamaica. They later divorced in 1975, and Kathy married Phil Creese Sr. They made their home in Woodward. In 1988, they were divorced.
Kathy was a resident treatment worker (RTW) at the Woodward State Hospital and was a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at the Perry Lutheran Home.
Kathy was a loving mother and grandmother. She especially enjoyed her time at home with her family. Katy doted on her grandchildren and would play with them every chance she got. She was very fond of the many outings with her sisters and her special dad.
In her spare time, you could catch Kathy doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.
When her health declined, she moved to the Perry Lutheran Home. She was blessed with a wonderful roommate and friend, Carol, and she enjoyed spending time with her.
She will be lovingly remembered by her father, Elmer Norgart of Perry; daughters, Stephanie (Rick) Smith–Sloss (Rick) of Perry and Cris (Clint) McAfee of Weldon; son, Phillip (Colleen) Creese of Woodward; five grandchildren, Samantha and Quintin Smith of Madrid, Kelli and Shawn McAfee of Weldon and Kayli Sloss of Perry; brothers, Duane (Dawn) Norgart of Guthrie Center and David (Elaine) Norgart of Ayrshire; sisters, Evie Launderville of Ogden; Jeanette Lewis of Rippey; Marie Pohl (Jim) of Perry and Becky Norgart of Perry; aunts, Bonnie Ouhl and Ethel Thorlacius.
Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Gudrun Norgart; son, Evan Kelly Creese; grandson, Gabriel Creese; sister, Gerry Norgart; brothers, Daniel Norgart and Elmer Norgart Jr; niece, Kyla Wilson; grandparents; and brother-in-law, Jerry Launderville.