Kathryn "Kathy" Millett

Dec 1, 2018
millet, kathy


10:30 am Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Gilbertville


4:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to Immaculate Conception School.


Kathryn “Kathy” Millett, 69, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

She was born on July 23, 1949 in Forest City, IA, the daughter of Andrew and Ruth Kilen Johnson. Kathy married Ronald Millett on May 8, 1971 at Lake Mills, IA; he preceded her in death in 1989. She graduated from Lake Mills Community Schools in 1967, and continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Kathy began her teaching career in Waterloo with Head Start and Waterloo Community Schools. She then began teaching at Immaculate Conception in Gilbertville, where she taught for the last 37 years.

Kathy was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She was very creative and enjoyed art, reading, and decorating cakes. Kathy liked doing things for people and loved finding interesting things and exploring the history behind them. She was also a member of Izaak Walton for many years.

Kathy is survived by a son Bob Millett of Waterloo, two daughters, Karri Millett of Washburn and Missy (Troy Trent) Millett of Waterloo, four grandchildren, Ashley (Jonathon) Laudner, Kelsey (Levi Heath) Mahlstedt, Wyatte Mintey and Tanner Risse, a great-grandchild Hadleigh, three sisters, Linda (Alan) Wharton of Latimer, Jean (Dr. Steven) Burns of Sac City and Mary Kruse of Mason City, a brother Curtis Johnson of Lake Mills and her aunts, Shirley Tveit, Marilyn Johnson, Hilma Stover and Joyce Kilen and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, an infant brother Steven and her mother and father-in-law Maisie and Francis Millett.

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  1. Sharon Rokes | Dec 10, 2018
    I remember Kathy from when your family came to Redeemer Lutheran in Washburn.  She was a very friendly, talented person and was well liked.  I am sure you will all miss her and may she rest in peace, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!
  2. Laurie Northland | Dec 07, 2018

    She was the best part of my whole gradeschool Experience! She always wore beautiful/colorful outfits. I can’t remember her ever getting mad. I can picture her being inquisitive about my works of art. She wouldn’t get me in trouble for elaborating on the rules of the project! Bless her soul!

  3. James | Dec 03, 2018
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, strengthen and comfort you with His promise to swallow up death forever, wiping the tears from our faces. (Isa. 25:8; 2Cor. 1:3) Peace to you during this difficult time.
  4. Karri Millett | Dec 02, 2018
    Thank you eveyone for kind words and prayers. She will be missed by many. A heart of gold. May she rest in peace with my dad. 
  5. Jan Bornong | Dec 02, 2018

    Our children were in Mrs. Millet's class.  Our sympathy to her family.  She has now earned her wings and become one of God's special angels.  May  she rest in peace.

    The Bornong  family

  6. Kathy Morgan | Dec 02, 2018
    I am saddened at the loss of a fellow art teacher and colleague.  I wish to honor Kathy for her faithful service and heart for teaching.  We shared creative ideas and enjoyed going to regional art meetings over the years.  I worked with her as a fellow art teacher for seven years and she was always an encouragement and friend.  Her faith anchored her and allowed her to serve in so many ways.  I will miss our conversations!  May the Lord comfort her family with happy memories of her life and find peace and comfort in the days ahead.  
  7. Mark and Tammy Egesdal | Dec 01, 2018
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Kathy's smile is what I will remember, I enjoyed talking with her when I ran into her. Thoughts and prayers.
  8. Matt and Anna Burns | Dec 01, 2018
    Rest in peace, Aunt Kathy. We love and will miss you but also know we'll all get to see you again one day.
  9. Mike and Beth Hanson, T.J. and Hannah | Dec 01, 2018

    We are saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. She was always so gracious and kind. Please know we are praying for all of you. May your memories comfort you during this time. 

    Hugs for all of you!


  10. Kevin E. Baker | Dec 01, 2018
    Prayers to the family. Always your paperboy.

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