Katherine Elizabeth Slaikeu Nolan
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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

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Published in Star Tribune on May 11, 2010.
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May 19, 2010
Katherine, you were one of my most favorite patients. Your soft voice and gentle smile will always be remembered. I have been thinking of you. I miss you so much. May angels hold you tightly.

Sorry for your loss Chris and family. Please accept my condolences.
Hanh Vu
May 18, 2010
my college life was enormously impacted by katherine's place in it. we shared so many moments of time watching movies, rocking on the porch, talking, and a great trip to austin together. U2 was an amazing experience and i think of it every time i hear them. i miss her so much and have since graduation. she still is a beautiful person to me. i'll never forget her and her kindness, generosity, forthrightness, compassion, and lust for life and its ridiculous complications. my love to the family she adored. blessings and peace be laid upon you. thank you for sharing your friend with me.
cynthia cottrill marron
May 15, 2010
I am so very, very, very sorry ... beyond words. My love and prayers for you ....
Susan Pierce
May 15, 2010
Steve and family, I am saddened by your great loss. I am familiar with your pain and offer an empathetic ear if you ever want talk. My love and support goes out to your entire family. A parent losing a child and a brother and sister losing a sibling are the most painful life experiences to ever have to face. You are all in my heart and prayers. As you were there for me, I am here for you. In time, may you please find comfort in knowing that Katherine is with God where there is no cancer. The Heavens shine brighter today.
With love and support, Barry Nustad
Barry Nustad
May 15, 2010
Such an intelligent and courageous woman - sending love and prayers to your family.
Nina Zurawski
May 14, 2010
Katherine, "You are now the Sun" - Rumi (Gone to the Unseen)

Slaikeu and Nolan Families,
There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy at this time of transition and loss. May it comfort you to know that so many people care and are thinking of you and your families at this time.
Daphne DePorres
May 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you - Chris and Katherine's family. I am confident that there is a troop of guardian angels escourting Katherine on her journey.
Toni Jones
May 12, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Cindy Pederson
May 12, 2010
Andrew and Kristen, we do remember, remember Katy, for Her;
The Sweater
Bright and shiny as can be.
The Master Knitter makes us all - A Perfect Sweater.
Some are Red, some are Yellow or Blue; some even are Fawn.
We live our days and one day a thread breaks.
We stop the unraveling with a Safety Pin.
Now we are even brighter.
Brighter still, as more Pins are added.
Then one day we shine completely.
Our faces glowing in true Glory.
Donald Wallesverd
May 12, 2010
Debra Mastro
May 12, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Debra Mastro
May 12, 2010
I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
Matt Moffett
May 12, 2010
Sorry for your loss. May the memories of Katherine bless you everyday.
Richard Draves
May 11, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Katherine is a beautiful spirit that will always be with you in your hearts.
Peggy Brant
May 11, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
Carol Moore
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