Kathryn Gwen Mills
Born: July 31, 1973
Died: October 17, 2019
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: First Lutheran Church, Northwood
Location: Sunset Rest Cemetery
Kathryn (Hanson) Mills died October 17, 2019 at age 46 years old from metastatic breast cancer at the North Iowa Inpatient Hospice Unit Mason City. A funeral service is scheduled at First Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Burton Everist and John W. Gannett officiating. A visitation will take place Tuesday evening from 4 – 7:00 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood. Burial will be at Sunset Rest.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
She was an avid reader, baker/cook, loved movies, and an unlikely sports mom. GO N-K VIKINGS!!
She graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1992, Waldorf College in 1994 and Luther College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.
She worked at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice as a bereavement coordinator for 16 years until health changes had her spending time at home.
She and her husband, Chad, were married 18 years.
He has been a great caregiver.
She is also survived by her sons at home, Tyler and Justin.
She is survived by her: mom, Gwenyth Hanson of St. Ansgar; brothers, Kevin Hanson and kids of Osage, Cameron and Steph Hanson and kids of Charles City; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Judale Mills of Northwood; brother-in-laws, Corey and family of Austin, MN, Toby and kids of Rudd; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her: father, Harvey Hanson; maternal grandparents, Harry and Evelyn (Sime) Hillman of Northwood; and paternal grandparents, Carl and Thelma (Rohne) Hanson of Northwood.
Memorials can be given to Northwood Public Library, First Lutheran Church of Northwood, or Iowa Public Television.
A special thanks to everyone who provided support, a listening ear, meal, or any other kindness.
My family won’t forget it.