Katherine J. Ekdahl, age 55, of Oscoda passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013 at home after a long battle with cancer.
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She was born in Detroit on Oct. 16, 1957 to James and Sharon McIntyre (nee MacGregor). Kathie graduated from Oscoda High School in 1975 and has worked as a legal secretary. She enjoyed many things in life, but her greatest joy was being a mom.
Kathie adored her two children and she was a wonderful and caring mother who took pride in watching her children grow into young adults. Kathie loved attending her children's sporting events, cooking with her kids and volunteering at school. She also enjoyed traveling and scuba diving with her family. Kathie was known for her great sense of humor.
She is survived by her husband, Terry, whom she married on Nov. 8, 1986; two children, Erin (Mark) Tsatsos of Killeen, Texas and Matt Ekdahl of Holland and Oscoda. She is also survived by her mother, Sharon McIntyre of Oscoda; brother, Jim McIntyre of Oscoda; and nephew, Ryan McIntyre. Kathie was preceded in death by her father, James McIntyre.
A private burial took place in Oscoda. Memorials may be directed to Reverence Hospice and condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from July 8 to July 16, 2013