Kaye Orthel, 61, once of Preston
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:32 AM
Kaye M. (Redalen) Orthel, 61, of Owatonna, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital.
She was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Preston, the daughter of Gordon and Leila (Grindland) Redalen. She graduated from Mayo High School in 1970, and then began working in Rochester.
She married Ronald Ramgren in 1975 and the couple moved to Liberty, Mo., moving back to Minnesota in 1984. The couple later divorced and remained close friends.
She married Phil Orthel on July 19, 1996, in Faribault.
She enjoyed crafts, gardening, flowers, walking, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Phil Orthel of Owatonna; her children, Stephanie (Birdie Guzman) Ramgren of Owatonna, Christopher Ramgren of Owatonna, Chadwic (Amber) Eisen-Ramgren of St. Paul, Kenton (Samantha) Ramgren of Maplewood and Tina Ramgren of White Bear Lake. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie (Scott) Jones of Winter Park, Fla., and LaDonna (William) Jewson of Wabasha; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lana Anderson; an infant son, Jamie; her first husband, Ronald Ramgren, and a niece, Lisa Anderson.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna, with the Rev. Mike Orthel officiating. There was also a prayer service that same Saturday at Root Prairie Lutheran Church in Fountain, followed by interment in the Root Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.