February 24, 2024
The County Line | Kasee (Kate) Lynn Johnson Stai

Kasee (Kate) Lynn Johnson Stai, 46, of Winona, Minn., went dwelling to heaven Jan. 10, 2023, surrounded by her relatives and pals after a 2-1/2-year battle with breast most cancers. 

She is survived by her young children, Katalina (Dray) Schreiber of Blaine, Minn., and Cole Stai (Allison Stewart) of Winona a specific good friend, Nawroj Khan her mother, Lynda Johnson her siblings, Wyatt (June) Johnson, Kari and Joshua Johnson, all of Ontario one niece, Allie Johnson of Cashton, Wis. and several buddies. She was preceded in demise by her father, Marvin Johnson, and her grandparents, Leroy and Leona Paulsen and William and Lucile Johnson. 

She was born to Marvin and Lynda (Paulsen) Johnson on Sept. 5, 1976, in Vernon Memorial Hospital. Kate lived and grew up in Ontario. In 1995, she graduated from Brookwood Significant School, in which she was included in FFA, forensics, Spanish Club, volleyball, and basketball. She professed salvation on Aug. 19, 1993, and was baptized on Sept. 26 of that 12 months. “For when we had been but without having power, Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)

She was married to Chris Stai on Nov. 24, 1995, and later on divorced. From that union came Katalina and Cole. Kate went on to get her diploma from Southeast Technological Higher education, which aided her land a career at Mayo upon graduating. She was happy of her employment at Mayo Clinic as a health-related transcriptionist, which she held for 25 many years. 

All over her everyday living, Kate struggled with many major overall health difficulties.  Her to start with important wellbeing concern was currently being identified with IgA nephropathy in 2012, which necessary a kidney transplant. Luckily, on Kate’s birthday in 2014, she was blessed by her superb mate, Amy Frandsen, with her kidney. Regardless of this, she never ever hesitated to go on excursions with her close friends and family members, including camping trips when on dialysis. Everyone who realized her knew her spirit and willpower to make the most of any instant.

Kate savored likely to her children’s events, hanging out with her close friends, and touring. She also rescued and beloved numerous pets, like Small Bear, Ali, Slater, Colby, Tank, Jynx, and Onyx. When Kate was not producing recollections with folks, you could come across her tending her garden or scrapbooking although she sings to the radio. She would also go to lessons and bring house a new canvas painting or property decoration. Every single time you went to Kate’s, you felt the appreciate she set into every thing and all people.

Services have been Jan. 21 at Hoff Funeral Residence in Goodview, Minn. There was a time for reminiscing and fellowship just after the service with cake and cookies.