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Kathryn Ruth (Feser) Stessman was born on May 5, 1934, to Frank and Ann (Hawn) Feser near Dunlap, Iowa. Kathryn attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap graduating in 1952. As a teenager, Kathryn worked at the Barrett Funeral Home and the Lehan Drug Store. After graduation she worked at Mutual of Omaha. On September 7, 1953, Kathryn married Joseph Jack Stessman at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dunlap, Iowa. While Jack was in the Army, the couple lived in Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. In 1955 the couple moved back to Dunlap and farmed in Shelby County, east of Dunlap. After the children were raised Kathryn worked at the Gold Slipper.
Kathryn was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling and of Altar Society.
Kathryn died on October 17, 2020 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of 86 years, five months and 12 days.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack on February 25, 2016; son, Larry; four brothers, Virgil, Bob, Bill and Jerry Feser; and a sister Dorothy Flanagan. She is survived by six children, Bill Stessman of Earling, Iowa, Jerry Stessman of Sanborn, Iowa, Bob Stessman and his wife Lois of Manning, Iowa, Susan and her husband Marc Chappell of Omaha, Nebraska, Katie and her husband Keith Kuhlman of Otto, Iowa and Joe Stessman and his wife Jane of Omaha, Nebraska; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her “other daughter” Barb and her husband Tom Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; two brothers, Jim Feser of Omaha, Nebraska and Harold “Happy” Feser of Buffalo, Wyoming; and many other relatives and friends.