On a beautiful, but sad, July 30th, 2011, afternoon, Kathleen “Kitty” Holst, surrounded by her loved ones, left with the angels to the heavenly reward she had been promised. It was her ultimate victory and the one she had prayed for. It was her victory over death and the cancer that had plagued her.
She leaves behind her husband of 49 years, Mike; three children, son, Greg Holst (Brenda) from Big Lake, Minn., daughter, Cathy Pierce (Rick) from Savage, Minn., and daughter, Michelle Prissel (Tony), of Ellsworth, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Melissa Pierce, Aimee Pierce, Megan Pierce, Michael Holst, Allicia Holst, Curtis Holst and Mary and Lauren Prissel; brother, Casper, of Seattle, Wash.; and many friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Alyce Maus.
Kitty worked for the Osseo School District for 25 years as a paraprofessional. She was a skilled seamstress and had her own craft sewing business during her retirement years. She was also active in her church and was a loving wife and grandmother.
The funeral will be Saturday, Aug. 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crosslake at 11 a.m. Friends and family may gather one hour before the service for a celebration of her life. Burial will be in Pine Wood Cemetery in Crosslake.