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Kathleen Ann Gaster

Obituary Information

Service Details


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

4:00-7:00 p.m.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

11:00 a.m.

United Methodist Church
Brownsdale, Minnesota

Dexter Cemetery
Dexter, Minnesota


Kathy A. Gaster, age 67 of Dexter, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at her home.  Kathleen Ann O’Brien was born April 3, 1951 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Emogene (Zielie) O’Brien.  Kathy was raised and attended school in Eau Claire and graduated from Regis High School.  She then attended the Mayo Clinic LPN Program.  On March 6, 1971, she was united in marriage to Bobbie E. Gaster in Austin, Minnesota.  The couple raised 2 children.  Her jobs over the years included her work at the Windmill Restaurant in Dexter and in the records department at Mayo Clinic.  Kathy enjoyed her role as wife, mother, and helper to her husband on the farm.  She belonged to United Methodist Church in Brownsdale, where she was involved in many activities.  Kathy enjoyed going to rummage sales and she treasured the time she could spend with her friends and family.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children Paul Gaster of Palatine, Illinois and Christie (Jim) Vereide of Maplewood, Minnesota; her siblings Michael (Paula) O’Brien of Prescott, Arizona; John Q. O’Brien of Bradenton, Florida; Sue (Spencer) Grover of Bloomer, Wisconsin; Mari Cook of Menomonie, Wisconsin; step brothers: Jim (Julia) Woodford of Menomonie, Wisconsin and Joe Woodford of Apple Valley, Minnesota; nieces, nephews, others relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bobbie in 2005; sisters Maureen ‘Renie’ Giacona, Colleen Tafel, Michele ‘Shelly’ McCarthy, and Annette O’Brien.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at United Methodist Church of Brownsdale with Pastor Lisa Vick officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday, November 21.  Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery.  Memorials can be directed to United Methodist Church of Brownsdale or recipient of donor’s choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. 


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