Kathleen M. Thorn | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 22, 1938 - July 20, 2020

Age 82 of Bloomington passed into eternity to be with Jesus on July 20, 2020. Kathleen was a caring, kind, and loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be deeply missed by those who were blessed to know her. She died peacefully at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Kathleen was born on January 22, 1938, in Minneapolis. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. After attending Holy Name Elementary School and Roosevelt High School, she went to the University of Minnesota and became a nurse, specializing in labor and delivery for many years at St. Mary’s Hospital and in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Minnesota Hospital.

Kathleen is survived by her son, John (Tammy); grandson, Jim; sisters, Sue (Del) Oldenburg, Jean (Jim) Grimes; many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and nephews; great-grandnieces; and many friends, including the Clarence Shallbetter family and neighbors from SummerHouse.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Winifred (Hurtgen) Tinker; brother, John (Pat); and friends, Ann Ropp and Barbara Shallbetter.

Mass of Christian Burial at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S, Bloomington, 55420 at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 with visitation one hour before. Social distancing and masks will be required. The mass will be available on the parish YouTube or heard on car radios in the church parking lot at FM 106.7. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Nativity of Mary Catholic Church or Visitation Church in Kansas City, MO.

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