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Mildred "Millie" Katt

April 22, 1935 — November 14, 2019

Rock Rapids, IA

     Mildred “Millie” Katt, age 84 of Rock Rapids, Iowa died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids.

     Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 19th at Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Reverend Dr. Clifford Hoekstra officiating.

     Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.

     Visitation will be Monday, November 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

    Mildred Kathleen was born April 22nd, 1935 in Rock Rapids, IA, the daughter of Mike and Kate (Cannegieter) Harmsen. She grew up in Rock Rapids and was the youngest of ten kids. Millie attended Christian school in Rock Rapids through the eighth grade, then went to work with her brother Jim at the bakery. On April 12, 1957, she was united in marriage to Dale Katt at the United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids. The couple lived in town for a time, while Millie worked at the lampshade factory, then moved to a farm East of town. In 1973, they moved to their farm West of town and farmed for 34 years. They moved back to town in 2007. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Martha Circle Bible Study. Millie loved music, especially the Staltler brothers, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also treasured her nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife to her husband and always said she “married a younger man”. If there were any hard times that came their way, you could hear Millie say: “This too shall pass”. 

Millie is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Dale Katt, of Rock Rapids; daughter, Brenda Yeager of Rock Rapids; five grandchildren: McKenzie, Joseph, Caitlyn, Jacob, and Isaac and one great-granddaughter, Bennett; six sisters-in-law: Leona Harmsen, of Rock Rapids; Dorothy Ter Wee, of Sioux Falls; Jean Kock, of Inwood; Mary Van Roekel, of Larchwood; Karen (Doug) Wiggins, of Greeley Colorado; Kathleen (Gary) Dieren of Rock Rapids; and one brother-in-law, Jim (Lynne) Katt, of Rock Rapids. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; six brothers: John (Jenny), Neal (Lori), Jim, Clarence, George, and Marion; three sisters: Grace (Joe) Van Hill, Ellen (Allen) Stellinga, and Gert (Gerrit) Nyenhuis; five brothers-in-law: Marinus Ter Wee, Ralph Kock, Don (June) Katt, Wally Van Roekel, and Bill Katt; and a sister-in-law: Elaine (Leroy) Osvog. 

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