Mary K. 'Kathy' Raum
Born: August 17, 1937; Afton, Iowa
Died: December 13, 2020; Oregon
OREGON – Mary K. "Kathy" Raum, 83, a lifelong Oregon/Byron resident, died Sunday, December 13, 2020 in her home in Oregon.
She was born Aug. 17, 1937 in Afton, Iowa, the daughter of Edmund and Rose (Wollensack) Vogel.
Kathy was a 1956 graduate of Byron High School and was head of the "50's Club" for her Byron High School classmates and ran the Byron Nostalgia Facebook page.
She married John Peter Raum on April 27, 1957 in Byron. She was employed at the Ogle County Zoning Office for many years, retiring in 2000.
Kathy was very artistic and an active member of the Eagle's Nest Art Group, serving as Treasurer and was also a Girl Scout leader 1963-1968. She enjoyed sewing, making most of her own and many of her daughter's clothes.
Kathy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon where she sang with the church choir most of her adult life.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Pete Raum of Oregon; daughter, Christine (Kenn Gall) Raum of Rock City; sons, Pete (Gary Lenhart) Raum, Jr. of Oregon and Craig (Shigeko) Raum of Yokasuka, Japan; grandchildren: Brittany and Alexandra Raum, Jennifer and Rebecca Raum, and Andy and Jaime Raum; and great grandchildren, Linkin and Layke.
She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Joseph Francis Vogel.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. A Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathy's name may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale assisted the family. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com
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Published by Ogle County News on Dec. 16, 2020.