Kathryn Whiting

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Kathryn Jean Whiting, 70, died April 9, 2017 at the Sanford Palliative Care Center, Fargo. She was born July 29, 1946 in Mt. Lake, MN to Kenneth and Mavis Whiting. Kathryn was a lifelong Fargo resident. She is survived by her lifelong partner, Robert Eisenbeis, Fargo; her sister, Laura (Scott) Strehlow, Brookfield, WI; her sister-in-law, Mary Olen, Milwaukee, WI; six nieces and nephews and their families, and her loyal pet, Trix. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John. Kathryn and Bob spent 31 years together. She rode across the country with him during his trucking career and assisted with his record keeping. She considered him her ‘rock’. Kathryn volunteered many hours with Fargo organizations including Bethany Homes, Fargo Parks Senior Bingo and the MS Society. She loved her family and was a devoted daughter, helping to care for and support her parents in their later years. She was a good friend and despite hardships and health issues was always ready for a conversation. She was an accomplished ceramics artist who sold her works and gave many special seasonal pieces to her family. She also enjoyed bingo, plants, computer games and crafting. Special thanks to Red River Valley Hospice for their care and to Brandon and Maria Eisenbeis for their support. Memorial donations, in memory of Kathryn, can be made to Bob Eisenbeis. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm on Saturday, April 29th, memorial service to follow at 2pm at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th Street South, Fargo. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Clitherall, MN.

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  1. Kathy was a true friend and will be greatly missed. I am saddened for Bob as he lost his love of 30 years. I remember our trips to Starbucks for coffee and our trips to Walmart for puzzles. We never did get a chance to put one together; I regret that.

    It’s been said that some people come and go in your life that you never think of again and then there are others that have a special place in your life forever. You were the latter to me Kathy. I’ll see you again my friend. I love you and miss you already. (And every time I hear that song you had for a ringtone…(I have no idea what it was); but I will always think of you and smile)

  2. Kathryn had called me a couple of weeks ago when she was in the hospital again. We talked for awhile and then she had to hang up as the nurse came in the room and Kathryn was going to call me back. I didn’t get that return call and now so wish I had called her!! Kathryn was a blessing to her mom and dad as they aged. I saw her in action many times when her parents needed help – with their garage sale, moving and daily living at their home, apartments and then at Bethany. I will miss her phone calls and am certain Bob will miss her the most. My sympathy to the family.

  3. I still can’t believe you are gone…. I miss you! We had some great times together. I got you hooked on Starbucks coffee 🙂 you were so good to me and I thank god everyday he put you in my life! I know you are looking down and watching over us now and that you are at peace and pain free. I will see again my friend and love you!!!

  4. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 4 years since you left us. I have no doubt you are beyond HAPPY now..

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