Kathleen Marie Lawien


Kathleen Marie Lawien was born on June 22, 1938, and passed away peacefully in her home on June 5, 2022. She was born in Grand Rapids, MN to Walter and Frances Lawien. Kathy was the oldest of 9 children and grew up in Duluth, MN. She obtained her formal education in the public school district of Duluth, MN, attending special education classes at Jefferson School. In 2006, she moved in with the Macor family where she lived for the remainder of her life. In 1975, Kathy began attending the UDAC day program. She participated in a variety of programs and activities offered at UDAC until she retired in 2016. Throughout her many years attending UDAC she made many friends and had a profound impact on those around her.

Kathy was a kind and gentle spirit. She had a zest for life and everything it had to offer. She always had a smile on her face and loved to laugh. She was a social butterfly who enjoyed spending time with friends, housemates, and caregivers. She always took pride in looking her best! She loved to accessorize with jewelry of all kinds, no matter the occasion. Kathy will be deeply missed by all those who knew her and had the privilege of caring for her.

A funeral service will be held at the Renew Church on June 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Renew Church is located at 521 131st Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55808.

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