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Kathleen Kanzenbach

January 27, 1942 — November 4, 2016

Kathleen Kanzenbach

Kathleen Kay Kanzenbach, 74, Victoria, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at her home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1942, in LeRoy, Minn., to Joseph Frank and Jeanette (Van De Brake) Cerny. She married Richard Charles Kanzenbach Sr. on Oct. 13, 1957, in Minnesota. He preceded her in death in 2012. She retired from Banquet Frozen Foods in Wells, Minn. and was there for more than 30 years. She was raised and attended school in Minnesota. She moved to Victoria in 2013.

Kathleen Kanzenbach Survivors include two sons, Richard Charles Kanzenbach Jr. and wife, Sheryl, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Jerry Kanzenbach and wife, Judy, Victoria; a daughter, Dawn M. McKenzie, 29 Palms, Calif.; two brothers, Andy Cerny, Washington, and Robert Cerny, Iowa; two sisters, Carol Cerny-Hester, California, and Janice Njos, Illinois; six grandchildren, Cassandra Kanzenbach, Amber Clark and husband, Chris, Zachary Kanzenbach and wife, Ashley, Courtney Kanzenbach, Kathleen McKenzie and Amanda McKenzie; and two great-grandchildren, Aubree Perez and Linkyn Kanzenbach.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Mac McKenzie; a brother, Steven Cerny ; and a sister, Joan Cerny.

Graveside inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis later this month.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Public Library in care of Clines-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS, 67671.

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