Moritz, Kathryn C. 86

Kathryn Carol (Ingwersen) Moritz, age 86, of Cokato, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving husband, Robert, her five caring daughters and family.

She was a generous and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Into her final days as she held her great grandchildren, their joy and smiles were reflected in her eyes. The details of homemaking, creating a place for family to flourish and feel loved, were most important to her. She was committed to the importance and value of providing a nurturing, sensory, loving home for her family. She advocated to all to not compromise on the time when children are young as it passes quickly and is the foundation for life.

She excelled in sewing clothes and quilts, gardening perennial flowers and vegetables, knitting afghans, making jam and pickles, and baking. A dinner prepared by Kathryn was always wonderfully tasty and made by scratch with love. She enjoyed caring for and spending time with family at their beautiful homes in Cokato and on Lake Ottertail. She showed her love for others in her attention to detail and commitment to excellence. She faced life’s challenges with grace and determination, and her courage and strength inspire us all.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Robert Moritz, her children: Carolyn (Robert) Isch, Lori (Jeffery) Vetter, Marcia (Kevin Curran) Moritz, Mary (David) Andreasen, and Lisa Andreasen, 12 grandchildren: John Isch, Anita (Isch) and Ryan Troyer, Katrina Isch, Jacob and Sarah (Ooms) Vetter, Serena Throughbred, Katie Curran, Aaron Andreasen, Paul Andreasen, Annamarie Andreasen, Mitchell Andreasen, Clark Andreasen, Celeste Andreasen, 5 great-grandchildren: Lydia Troyer, Lucy Troyer, Ella Troyer, Ryan Vetter, Reese Vetter, her sister, Marilyn Bates, brother, Carl (Sally) Ingwersen and brother-in-law, Lynn (Darlene) Moritz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Irma Ingwersen, brothers, John Ingwersen, and Robert Ingwersen.

A farm in Lake Park, Iowa was home for Kathryn from birth on March 17, 1935 until graduating in 1952. Kathryn attended business college in Omaha, Nebraska and then worked in Spirit Lake, Iowa to be able to care for her mother. Kathryn married Robert (Bob) Moritz on May 11, 1957 in Milford, Iowa making their first home in El Centro, California while Bob served in the Navy. While Bob completed his college degree in Ames, Iowa, Kathryn worked nights in quality control. After Bob’s graduation and job offer at CDC, Kathryn coordinated several moves which brought them to Coon Rapids, Minnesota and Oakville, Ontario, Canada. In retirement, Kathryn enjoyed their country home on the Crow River in Cokato, Minnesota and spending summers on Lake Ottertail.

Our family extends a special thanks to Guardian Angels + Elim Home Care & Hospice, who provided much appreciated care, guidance and ministry during Kathryn’s final weeks with dementia at Carolyn and Bob’s near Hanover. It was an enormous blessing and honor to be able to be by her side and care for her so intimately in her time of need.

Thank you to Pastor Koch and the members of St. John’s who provided ministry and home visits to Kathryn and Bob when they were unable to attend in person.

Funeral service: Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Interment: North Crow River Lutheran Cemetery.