Kathleen (Kathy) Maxon age 75, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at her home with her family by her side after a yearlong battle with stage 4 cancer.
She was born on December 29, 1943 in Crosby, Minnesota to Lester and Lois Gullickson. Her dad worked for Gambles hardware stores in Minnesota, Dakotas and finally Amery, Wisconsin, moving here from North St. Paul. They moved here in 1959 and Kathy graduated from Amery High School in 1961. She went to college in Eau Claire for one year and later to River Falls where she met Allan Runkle. They were married in 1964 and were blessed with 3 children, Jim, Jeff and Debbie. Allan passed away at the age of 26.
After his death Kathy moved back to Amery. She married Marv Maxon on December 4, 1971 and were blessed with two sons, Dan and Tom. Kathy was a talented woman with many hobbies and skills. She bowled and played tennis in the women’s league for many years. She was a very accomplished seamstress and crafts person. She eventually started her own business, Kathy’s Krafts & Bridal, which she operated for over 30 years. Kathy was very active in the First Lutheran Church Women’s groups, cub scouts, girl scouts and Amery Womens club. She loved her flower gardens and plants.
Kathy is preceded in death by her first husband, Allan Runkle, a daughter, Debra Kaye Runkle Maxon; parents, Les & Lois Gullickson; In-laws, Ardis & Gaylord Runkle and Paul & Marge Maxon; a brother, Keith Gullickson. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Marvin Maxon; children, James (Jamie), Jeffrey (Susan), Dan (Katrina) and Thomas; 9 loving and adored grandchildren, Alex (Amanda), Rachel, Tyler Maxon, Michael, Ashley (Eric Ransom), Courtney, Drew, Jacob and Dani Maxon; sisters, Marilyn (Ted) Erkenbrack and Linda (Dave) Zick; a brother, Kerry (Trudy) Gullickson; In laws, Rhonda (Keith) Jeske and Nila (Darrel) Rothe, Jan (Reg) Draheim, Dr. Judith Runkle and Pat (Karen) Runkle, Lucille (Lester) Gehrman, Joan (Bub) Maxon as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Friday, June 28, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Amery, Wisconsin with Pastor Tim Bjorge officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place immediately following the service at the Amery Cemetery.
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Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services.