CALAMUS, Iowa – Kathleen Allen, 62, of Calamus, Iowa, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2018, peacefully, in the comfort of her home.
Kathy was born June 27, 1956, to Raymond and Darlene (Beresford) Fries in Dubuque, Iowa. After graduating from Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Kathy received her nursing degree from the Franciscan School of Nursing. Kathy worked as a registered nurse at several hospitals for more than 30 years. She also provided in-home care for her mother-in-law. Kathy married Mike Allen on Sept. 10, 2005. The couple resided in Calamus.
Kathy was incredibly talented and active. She kept busy with refinishing furniture, gardening, canning, doing crossword puzzles, and caring for her pets. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. Kathy never forgot to send a card for any occasion.
She is survived by her adoring husband, Mike; sons and stepsons, Norman Siglow of Knoxville, Tennessee, Derek Siglow of Tempe, Arizona, and Aaron and Brandon Allen, both of Loyal, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Aaliyah, Alyssa, Andrea and Riley Allen, and Sky and Forest Allen; brothers, Tom (Margie) Fries, Gary (Elaine) Fries, and Ted (Paula) Fries; a sister, Diane Pickel; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, and a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt, Iowa. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.
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