6-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hillsboro N.D.
7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hillsboro N.D.
Memorial Service: 1:30 Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hillsboro N.D.
Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
Kay (Kittelson) Keller passed away on July 25, 2013 at her home in Hillsboro, while under the care of her family, friends and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Kay was wife to Ross, mother to Dana (Joe) Larkin- Hawley, MN, Andrea Votava – West Fargo, and Kallyn (Adam) Gettel – Hillsboro, grandmother to Jordan Johnson, Evan Johnson, Alli Larkin, Lilly Larkin, Emma Larkin, Nate Larkin, Tiana Votava, Kason Buchholz, Rylan Buchholz and James Fortman, daughter to Georgene Kittelson – Grafton, sister to Greg (Sally) Kittelson – Edmond, OK, Guy Kittelson – Grand Forks, Kristi (Bill) Dahl – Grafton, Bonnie (Kevin) Lien – Fargo, Brett Kittelson – Grafton, David Kittelson – Grand Forks, Kerri (Wayne) Stegman – Drayton, Troy (Sally) Kittelson – Hoople, and Shane Anderson – Middle River, MN, daughter-in-law to Bob (Avis) Keller – Bisbee, aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, quilting friend to Becky Kraby and Jeannie Chandler, and special friend to Janice Lorch.
Kay was born on October 4, 1957 in Grafton, ND where she graduated from high school in 1975. Kay made her home in the Grafton area until 1989 when she and her daughters moved to Devils Lake so she could attend UND – Lake Region. While attending college in Devils Lake she went on a blind date resulting in her marriage to Ross on May 18, 1991. After her marriage, her family moved to Bismarck where Kay worked as a paralegal for the North Dakota State Land Department and Attorney General’s office. In 1994 Kay and her family moved to Hillsboro where she worked as a bank teller and high school secretary before becoming the owner of the Traill County Abstract and Title Company in 1999. Owning the Traill County Abstract and Title Company and researching the land records of Traill County was Kay’s dream job and she was still proofreading and editing up to the time of her death.
Kay was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, various civic groups, past Secretary of the North Dakota Land Title Association and past member of the board of directors of the Hillsboro Medical Center.
While Kay traveled by plane, train and automobile through out the United States, quilted, made cards, antiqued, did crossword puzzles, attended NDSU football games and drove an Inferno Orange Metallic Camaro convertible, her biggest joy was her family and friends.
Kay joins her father, Marlyn Kittelson, brother, Steve Kittelson and mother-in-law, Bev Keller in watching over all of us.
The family suggests that memorials to Kay’s life be made to the Hospice of the Red River Valley, Roger Maris Cancer Center or the St. John Lutheran Church flower fund.