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Kathleen "Kathy" L. McKillop Priebe 1938-2017


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 11/8/2017 at 21:52:08

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kathleen "Kathy" L. McKillop Priebe, passed away in her home, surrounded by loved ones at 78, after valiantly fighting breast cancer for over 14 years.

Kathy grew up in Sunnyvale, Calif. She studied education at San Jose College, where she met her future husband, Duane Priebe, during a folk dance at YM/YWCA. It was love at first sight. The two got married on Aug. 7, 1960, and welcomed their first son, Chris Priebe on June 15, 1967. Their second son, David Priebe, was born Aug. 6, 1970, following a short hike. In addition to raising two sons, she handled the reaccreditation for Wartburg Seminary, and was heavily involved as a church secretary. Between her love of traveling and dedication to education, she enriched the lives of her grandchildren through an unrelenting commitment to support, promote and encourage their endeavors.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Duane; son Chris and his wife, Jerri, son David and his wife, Amy; grandchildren: Andrew (Tanya), Christopher (Meghan), Kytana (Katie), Alyssa; and great grandchild, Sophie.

Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church in St. Donatus, with burial in the church cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home, Dubuque, Iowa assisted the family.


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