Slaikeu Nolan, Katherine Elizabeth 33, of Minneapolis, born Aug. 1, 1976 in Lincoln, NE; passed away May 9. Preceded by her grandparents, Rev. Arthur Slaikeu, Rev. Reuben Holm, and Betty Calkins. Survived by husband, Chris Nolan; mother, Kay Stewart; father, Steve Slaikeu; sister, Kristen Slaikeu; brother, Andrew Slaikeu; stepfather, Rev. Gordon Stewart; grandmother, Margaret Slaikeu Holm; grandfather, Raymond Calkins, Lincoln, NE; stepbrothers, Doug Stewart, NYC, and John Stewart, KY; and by beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. Katherine grew up in Lincoln, NE and Austin, TX. She earned her B.A. in German and History, cum laude, in 2000 from Centenary College of Louisiana. She won the Kimberly Hanger Award for student historical research, and after graduating, spent a year in Germany as a Fulbright Fellow. A senior paralegal in the Litigation Division of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Katherine flourished in her career and in her friendships there. Memorials preferred over flowers; please direct to Kristen LeRoux, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498, for distribution to Katherine's favorite charitable causes: Merrick Community Services for Christmas gifts and supplies to needy families; and The IMAGE Project, which provides livestock for Tanzanian farmers, enabling their daughters to attend school rather than to marry for a bride-price. Services at Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, 511 Groveland, Minneapolis, 2:00 p.m. Wed., May 12, with visitation 30 minutes prior. Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651
Published in Star Tribune on May 11, 2010.