Kathleen (Kay) Olmsted

ob_OlmstedKathleen (Kay) Jean Olmsted of Isanti, Minn. passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, September 2, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Olmsted and their two sons, Glenn and George Olmsted.

Kay and her family made their home in Edina for several decades and she moved to Isanti three years ago. She is survived by her loving brother, Dolan Ellis of Scottsdale, Ariz., two loving nephews, Douglas Ellis of San Diego, Calif. and Chad Ellis of Chandler, Ariz., sister-in-law, Alice Mae of Kansas, and her aides, Elaine, Sissy and Erma all of Isanti.

She was known throughout her community as being a loving and generous person, who was loved and admired by many. Her many generous gifts to many charitable causes and organizations live on as a beautiful and proud legacy to her and her family. A graduate from Topeka High School in Topeka, Kan., she attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. While at BU she became a life member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. ob_Olmsted1

A memorial service and joyous celebration of her life will be held in Isanti Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at Spirit River Community Church. Kay will be buried next to her husband and two sons following her celebration of life at 1:30 p.m. at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S in Minneapolis where she will rest in peace with her loving family. Cremation services were with Strike Funeral Home Isanti Chapel.

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