Kathleen Brastad

June 15, 2018

obit k brastadAug. 20, 1948 – June 2, 2018

Kathleen Sue Brastad (nee Andersen), age 69, passed away in Burnsville on June 2. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 RD 42, Burnsville. Visitation is one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Known to her friends as Kathy, she was born Aug. 20, 1948 in Tyler to Cecilia (Kelley) and Viggo Andersen. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a schoolteacher. They lived in Tyler with her older sister Mary and younger brother Robert. She graduated from Tyler High School in 1966. Kathy moved to the Twin Cities later that year, where she attended vocational-technical school for accounting. She worked at Ford Motor Company building Ford trucks; that’s where she met her future husband Jerry.
Kathy was married to Jerome O. Brastad on Oct. 5, 1985. They had two children, Kristen and Jared. She was an active member of the Church of the Risen Savior, playing for 30-plus years with the Messengers Choir. Her great joys included music, singing, reading, friends, and family. Strangers were merely friends she hadn’t met yet.
Kathy will be greatly missed by the many people she had touched. She is survived by her husband Jerry; her children, Kristen Kennedy and husband George, and Jared Brastad; her sister Mary Kult and husband Dave; and sister-in-law Patty Andersen. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Viggo and Cecilia Andersen and her brother Robert Andersen.