Kathryn Mae Alden
1930 - 2021

Kathryn Mae Alden

June 4, 1930-February 25, 2021

CLEAR LAKE - Kathryn Mae Alden, 90, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, February 25, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City after a long battle with cancer.

Per Kathryn's wishes, her body has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will be at Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme.

Kathryn was born June 4, 1930, the daughter of William and Lydia (Herwald) Velau in Klemme. She married Donald Alden on February 12, 1949, in Klemme. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1983.

Kathryn grew up and attended country school in Klemme; graduating from Klemme High School in 1948. She and Donald farmed in Klemme until they moved to Clear Lake in 1969. She worked for the Clear Lake Bakery and Unisys for most of her career before retiring.

Kathryn loved to garden but especially loved her family and friends. She always valued memorable visits with them and spending time with her grandchildren.

Kathryn is survived by two daughters, Gloria Kreitlow of Meservey and Barb (Daryl) Ouverson of Thornton; two grandchildren, William Kreitlow of Meservey and Tonya Kreitlow of Mason City; two great-granddaughters, Tarynn Thompson and Corah Carter; sister-in-law, Janet Velau of Garner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Velau; sister, Eva Fatland; and son-in-law, Micky Kreitlow.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Ave. N., Clear Lake. 641-357-2193. ColonialChapels.com.

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Published by Globe Gazette on Feb. 28, 2021.
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Gloria, I'm so sorry for your loss. Kathy was so fun to work with, and talk to everyday at Unisys. Hold on to the memories.
Sue (Weide) Smeenk
February 28, 2021