BLUE EARTH - Kathryn Loraine Hague, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating.
Visitation time will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday at Patton Funeral Home, 400 E. 14th St., Blue Earth.
Kathryn Loraine Southers was born Feb. 9, 1920, to Roy and Leona (Washburn) Southers in Trenton, Mo. She attended No Creek school in Grundy County, Mo. She moved to Blue Earth, Minn., in 1936. She was united in marriage to Howard E. Hague on Dec. 24, 1938, in Blue Earth. The couple shared 56 years of marriage here in Blue Earth until Howard's passing in 1995.
Kathryn was a homemaker, raising eight children along with performing all the bookkeeping for her husband's business - Hague's Tractor Repair. Chores started early for her, cooking three meals a day from scratch, washing clothes to hang out to dry, then ironing, baking, tending a large garden and canning just to name a few. Her children all enjoyed her homemade pancakes fresh off the griddle with warmed butter and syrup, along with many other favorites. She was quite a cook. We will all miss her welcoming smile, her listening ear and her loving patient heart.
Kathryn is survived by her sons, Larry (JoAnne) Hague of Worthington, Russell Hague of Fairmont, Steven (Patty) Hague of Blue Earth and John (Shellee) Hague of Mankato; her daughters, Patricia (Jack) Samuels of St. Joseph, Mo., Betty Lou Hagedorn of Ely, Lois (Gayle) Ensrud of Frost and Wanda (Alan) Gieser of Blue Earth; sister, Garnett Arnold of Minnetonka; sister-in-law, Ilene Southers of Trenton, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Robert Hague of Fulton, Mo., Gerald (Berniece) Hague and Burley Don (Marie) Hague of Moberly, Mo.; special family friend, Barbara Hague of Trenton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; sisters: Opal (Chet) Garriott, Pearl (Harold) Brice, Hazel (John) Williams, Helen Schwartz; brothers: Charles (Ruth) Southers and Edgar Southers; son-in-law, Ronald Hagedorn, two grandchildren, Terry Lee Samuels and Kimberly Jo Hagedorn, brothers-in-law: John Arnold, Wade (Ruth) Hague, Darrell Hague, Denver Hague, Calvin (Oceola) Hague; sisters-in-law, Lucy (Chester) Simmerman, Edna (Richard) Palmer, Trieva (Art) Simmerman and Thelma (Herman) Boettcher.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to United Hands Hospice.
Web tributes may be left at: www.pattonfh.com