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Kathleen A. "Kathy" Schlosser

Kathleen A. "Kathy" Schlosser

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Schlosser, age 59 of Durand, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Kathy was born December 14, 1957 in Rock Falls, arriving first along with an identical twin sister, Kristine Baier. Kathy was the daughter of Clement and Ruth (Broberg) Hayden of Rock Falls. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Durand High School in 1976. Kathy married her high school sweetheart, Randy Schlosser, on July 15, 1978 at Rock Creek Lutheran Church. She attended cosmetology school and worked as a stylist at the Hair Hut in Durand for 30 years. Kathy also spent her spring seasons working at the Olson Farms Green House in Mondovi, tending to flowers and helping customers.

Kathy was an incredibly thoughtful and caring person, consistently going out of her way to bring joy to others. She could often be found volunteering at church or lending a helping hand to family and friends. Kathy was passionate about taking care of animals, tending to her flower gardens, and mowing the lawn at her family’s farm. She also enjoyed spending time with “card club” friends, going on weekend car rides, and finding a great bargain at the thrift store.  More than anything, she cared deeply for her family and two precious grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 39 years, Randy, two children, Paul (Katie) of Apple Valley, Lindsay (Michael) Arnold of Stillwater; two grandchildren, Claire Schlosser and Gavin Arnold; mother, Ruth of Rock Falls; five siblings, brothers Gary (Judy) of Eau Claire, Mike (Sue) of Durand, Ronnie (Renae) of Arkansaw, Mark (Tiffany) of Lolo, MT, Eric (Jenny) of Rock Falls; twin sister, Kristine Baier (Charlie) of Eau Galle, along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and her card club family. She is preceded in death by her father, Clem.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand, with Rev. James Kurzynski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand from 4-8 PM on Monday, and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in Kathy’s name or to the organization of your choosing.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. D

    Sorry for your loss

  2. Kay Thompson

    I just returned from a trip and heard of your family's loss. I am so sorry. Every time I was with Kathy she made me feel happy. What a gift she was! We will all miss her.

  3. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Kathy. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  4. patrick brantner

    sorry for your lose.

  5. Dean Tabor

    So sorry to hear about your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I'd like to be at the funeral but I'm down with pneumonia at this time. Please let me know if I can help in anyway. Dean and Denise Tabor

  6. Kristi Martin

    Michael, Lindsay and Gavin, your hearts are broken and I'm hoping your wonderful memories of a dear and loving mother will carry you through this tough time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May our loving Jesus place his hands on your back and support you.

  7. Wilma Schwartz

    Praying for Gods Gracious love and peace to comfort all the family and friends who mourn the absence of Kathy Schlosser today. May you spread your wings and fly high Kathy! You will be missed but never forgotten.

  8. Charlene Lecheler Henderson

    May your family feel the gentle touch of God's Blessings on your heart today and always. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  9. Sandy & Steve Ashwell

    So very sorry for the loss of Kathy. She had the biggest smile that could light up any room. She was a wonderful person & will be deeply missed. Keeping you all in our prayers. Our Sympathy
    Sandy & Steve

  10. Richard (Dick) Thorson

    My deepest sympathies to my favorite and long-time neighbor family from Rock Falls, WI. Gary, to you my old best friend I can only say how sorry I am about Kathleen, your little twin sister. Such great memories growing up! I send my love to the family. Sincerely, Dick

  11. Lisa blair

    My condolences to you and your family. Love will always be with Kathy she was a great friend to many people, wife,mother and grandmother. She will be missed dearly. Love and prayers to you all.

  12. Dee & John Mulligan

    John and I are so sorry to hear about your mom! Our love and prayers are directed for you all at this tough time. We have good memories with you both from HK!
    Lots of love,
    John and Dee

  13. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our sympathy goes out to Randy and his family, the Hayden family's, along with Kris and Charlie and family. Kathy was such a beautiful person, she will be missed by so many. Praying for you all

  14. Donna Mann

    So sorry for your loss. Sympathy to all of the family. My thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

  15. Diane and Dan Bauer

    Kris and Kathy's family- Kathy was such a friendly and lovely person. Cherish your memories of her. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  16. Brian and Norma Gabriel

    You have our deepest sympathy and condolences.

  17. Leslie Mathison

    Even though I haven't seen you for many years, I remember what a wonderful person you are and how much you have meant to me. My heart is mourning your loss. Love, Leslie Mathison RIP my dear!

  18. Jmorris3+0=?

    Kathy you are one of the most lovely and wonderful ladies this world was blessed to have walk on this earth. Rest in GODS peace

  19. Erica Mbangamoh

    I was so heartbroken to hear of Kathy's passing. I will always remember her fondly- I don't think I ever saw her without a smile on her face. I pray peace and comfort to your entire family and you will remain in my prayers for the months to come.

  20. Rod & Missie Spindler

    To: The Family of Kathy Schlosser
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  21. Michael Pichler

    Randy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

  22. Val & Don Hayden

    Kris, you have our deepest sympathy. Kathy was a wonderful woman. She will be deeply missed.

    I Never Left You

    I watch you everyday
    I am always very near
    I know deep in your heart,
    you realize I am here

    I watch you while you sleep
    In your bed at home
    I hear you when you speak to me
    When you’re on your own

    You cannot understand the
    Reason why I have gone
    But I will never leave you
    I am there to keep you strong

    Talk to me, I hear you
    Though you may not see
    We share an unbroken bond
    That will always be

    Death won’t keep us apart
    For our love is forever
    Just remember me in your heart
    And one day we will be together

    Live you life and live it full
    Don’t waste a single day
    Remember I am always with you
    Every step of the way

  23. Kathy

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Kathy's family and friends.
    God's blessings to everyone.

  24. Jennifer corbin

    My sincere condolences to the family. She was a great classmate and friend

  25. Mike and Barb Brunner

    Our deepest sympathies to the Schlosser and Hayden families.

  26. Scott Harmon

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. A wonderful person.

  27. Jan (Hagness) McChesney

    My thoughts and prayers for Randy and Kris, the family, and the whole town of Durand have been flowing since this tragedy began. No words can comfort at this point, but with time I hope you all heal a bit and feel Gods love surround you. She will be missed by many, but will always be a part of you. What a beautiful angel she is.

  28. Tom & Sue Milliren

    Prayers and sympathy to Randy and all his family , & The Hayden family :) She was truly a loved , beautiful person !

  29. Tracy & Ron Longsdorf

    We want to send our heartfelt sympathy to Kathy's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Kathy was such a kind person and she will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless Kathy and Kathy's entire family!❤️❤️❤️

  30. Ron and connie Weiss

    So sorry for your loss.Kathy will be missed by many. Prayers to all of her family and friends.

  31. Keri Dorschner

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy's family and friends and all who were bleesed to have known her. May your memories of Kathy fill your hearts with joy and bring smiles to your face.
    Keri & Kevin Dorschner

  32. Cindy Carlisle Anderson

    Sending my deepest condolences to Randy and family.

  33. Dale Larson

    My condolences to Kathy's family. I didn't know her well, though she did cut my hair a few times and would always say hi any time we crossed paths. Only learned just now, reading her obituary and seeing her mother's maiden name, that Kathy and her siblings are my 4th cousins.

  34. Bill

    Thoughts & prayers to the entire family!

  35. Sally (Jennings) Campbell

    No words can explain how shocked and sad I am to hear about Lindsey's mum. I spend some wonderful days when Kathy and her husband came over to visit Lindsey in Hong Kong. Lindsey my thoughts and preys go out to you and your family. Stay strong by remembering the memories. Xxxxxxxxx

  36. Lacey (Hong) Huset

    Lindsay and Family -
    Thinking of you and sending prayers, love and hugs to all of you during this time.

    - Lacey

  37. Darlene Talford Cliff

    I find myself reflecting on our early years growing up on the farm in Rock Falls, and seeing the little Hayden twins at church and school. They were adorable then and years later became beautiful women with great families of their own. For the families, I send my sincere sympathies and hope that the memories you created with Kathy will sustain you and give you peace. May God heal your broken hearts.

  38. Kristin Wayne

    I'm so sorry for your life sex. May God be with you all during your time of grief. Hugs and prayers sent your family way.

  39. Fred and Margaret McKim

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lindsey & Michael and your family at this sad time. May memories sustain you.

  40. Alicia Lahti

    Although I did not know Kathleen on a personal basis my heart was saddened hearing of her death. My sincere sympathies to Randy and their children, all of her family and dear friends.

  41. Hal Davis

    Rest in our Gracious God's Peace and Grace.

  42. Barb (Bauer) & Don Allemann

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Kathy was such a loving and giving person. She will be missed by so many people. I first got to know her by being neighbors and then when working at Olson's Greenhouses. Always willing to help out wherever needed! God bless Kathy and the entire family. Remember the good times and don't be afraid to share your feeling and stories. Those stories will help bring comfort to others as I found out when both my parents were gone. Hugs to everyone!

  43. Tim and Julie Milliren and family

    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  44. Louella Steller

    With deepest sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful and kind person.

  45. Judy (Lieffring) & Lee Townsend

    To Eric & Jenny (my cousin) and the Hayden/Schlosser Family. We are deeply sadden of your loss and hoping tears will soon turn to smiles in memory of your loved one. So sorry....

  46. Rick and Jan Hayden

    There are no words to say that will ease your pain. Know that we are thinking of you and praying that you find peace and understanding.
    With deepest sympathy. Rick and Jan

  47. Kris McKenzie (Metcalf)

    Praying for and thinking of your family. May you find some comfort with all of your wonderful memories. God bless.

  48. Mike & Carol Hartley

    Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  49. Charlotte Van Zanten

    I knew Kathy, because of her working at the Hair Hut. She was such a sweet lady, no matter where she saw you she would always have this bigsmile and the sweetest Hi Charlotte. I am praying for her family and for Deb and Nancy. May our Lord give them peace and lift them up with his loving and healing hands.

  50. Lori Wekkin

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Kathys family!
    The Wekkin Family

  51. Karen Fredrickson

    I was very lucky to have known Kathy for 30 years, she was a great lady. I am so sorry for your loss and our. Most heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  52. Jeff Broberg

    I'm so sorry for Kathy's passing. My prayers are with Ruth and the rest of the family.

  53. Jess & Beth Cole

    Kathy was a beautiful woman and was an even better person. Deepest sympathies to Randy and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  54. Carol Hunter

    Prayers go out to all your families,my deepest sympathy,so very sorry for your loss.God bless all of you.

  55. Randy and Rhonda Stromback

    Prayers are with you Randy and your Family at this time of sorrow. She will be dearly missed,

  56. Kelly and Brandon

    In our thoughts and prayers

  57. Wendy primeau

    This is so heart breaking. Kathy was one of the sweetest souls. Always smiling and so loving and kind. I am so sorry for your pain in your heart. This is such a loss. I am praying for Kathy's family. God bless you all.

  58. Kelly

    Sympathy to Kathy's family. She was a cheerful and friendly person. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  59. Kate ford

    Prayers for the family friends and loved ones. May Kathy rest in peace.

  60. Crystal Poeschel

    So Sorry For You're Loss , I'm Praying For You And You're Family May She Rest In Peace

  61. Diane (Talford) Nelson

    My heart goes out to your family. She was a special lady with a beautiful smile! She is in the comfort of God's care.

  62. Carol Pickerign

    Sending heart full condolences to all. May God wrap his loving arms around you and find peace. Love and prayers.

  63. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for your Loss God Bless all of you, Kathy will be Remembered Forever! GREAT LADY !!!!!!!!!!!7

  64. Jim Britton

    Our deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you and your family as you move forward.

    The Jim Britton family

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields,
    and until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  65. Bruce and Anita Haskins

    Bruce and Anita Haskins send deepest condolences to all the family!

  66. Michael


  67. Samantha Wrycza

    Kathy was a such a kind loving soul I'm going to miss her so much.

  68. Bill & LaNita Dorwin

    How does one explain the grief that your heart feels like breaking? It is unexplainable. Many people are unable to know what to say at a time such as this; a hug might be what you need and not always words. One thing I have learned when our grandson passed away: don't forget to talk about your loved one as there is healing in the remembrance of them. Know you all are loved. Bill and LaNita

  69. Gina(Winter) Werlein

    Our deepest sympathy. Prayers for Kathy and family.

  70. Jill Bundy

    So very sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you all. Kathy was a beautiful person, inside and out. Thoughts and prayers to you all. God Bless!

  71. Erin Webster

    We are heartbroken for your loss! You and Kathy were fun to be around during our Midwest Mustang rides! Kathy was the sweetest lady! Our sincere sympathy for your entire family! Erin and Kurt

  72. Sharon Bauer

    Kris, Charlie and to all family members I send you hugs, my deepest sympathy and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray God wraps his arms around all of you and gives you strength and comfort thru this difficult time and in the days, weeks and months to come. God Bless! RIP Kathy!

  73. Cindy Gorsegner (Hulverson)

    So saddened to hear about Kathy's death. My prayers go out to her family.

  74. Liz Drake

    May the Good Lord be with family and friends during this difficult healing time. Kathy was beautiful inside and out. May she be at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...Marty and Liz Drake

  75. Patrice Biederman Ozowski

    Randy, the Schlosser, Hayden, & Baier families, this has to be one of the toughest times. I pray and hope you will find peace in the Lord. Sympathy and prayers :(

  76. Patty Jo Bauer (Kiesau)

    You have my deepest sympathy. See was such a beautiful sweet person. I'll keep you in my prayers.

  77. John and Patty Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to your family. Kathy was a loving and caring person with a beautiful smile and warmth about her, feel blessed to have known her.

  78. Jessica & Dean Bauer

    We have no words to convey how deeply sorry we are for the loss of Kathy. The entire family is in our thoughts & prayers....

  79. Patrick Laschinger

    Our condolences to the Kathy's family and friends. Our sympathies are with you at this time of mourning

    Patrick, Lynne, and Brayton Laschinger

  80. Judy and John Parr

    Sorry to fear about your loss. Prayers are with u all

  81. Nadine M. Schuh

    I am so sorry: I will keep you all in my prayers.

  82. Randy & Sharon Bauer

    Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to each of you during this time of great loss. May God bless you each with healing comfort & peace

  83. Mike Doverspike

    My prayers and kind thoughts are with the entire family. So sorry for your loss. May the prayers by all make an impact for The family.

  84. Tami Schoen

    So sorry for your loss.

  85. Arnold Bilderback

    Randy and family, Kris and Charlie and the rest of Kathy's family you have my deepest sympathy. Kathy was a beautiful women. I never saw Kathy without a smile on her face

  86. Twylah S Wieland

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Kathy through the Hairhut! I loved her friendliness, laughter, and humor. My sincere sympathies to you Randy and family.

  87. Donna Karshbaum

    Prayers and Hugs to the Family, GOD BLESS THE FAMILY

  88. Patricia

    So sorry for your loss. Kathy was a beautiful soul and will be missed by many.

  89. Walter Hovland

    With deepest sympathy
    Sending Prayers

  90. Monica brantner

    Prayers of comfort and peace to the family. Always in our prayers.

  91. Gerald & Deanna Rippley

    Terrible tragedy. We will never get over it.

  92. Connie Weber

    I have known Kathy forever. She was the sweetest, kindest n most caring person I have ever known. The world has lost someone very special and heaven gained an angel. My deepest sympathy goes out to her entire family. RIP Kathy

  93. Brad and Michelle Olsen

    Thinking of the Schlosser family at this very difficult time. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  94. Tricia Rud

    Our sincerest sympathies to all of Kathy's family...the Hayden's, Schlosser's & Kris & Charlie Baier's. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May all your cherished memories of Kathy & knowing she's at peace & with our dear Lord give you some comfort during the very difficult days ahead. She was beautiful inside & out...and will be missed by so many. Tricia & Chris Rud & family

  95. Warren Petryk

    To Kathy's Family,
    Praying that God's Love and Peace be in your hearts and minds following your loss of Kathy. She clearly touched so many people over her years in such positive and loving ways, and that is part of the wonderful legacy she leaves for each of you in her Family to carry forward.
    With my most sincere and deepest sympathy,
    Warren Petryk

  96. Betty Tricker

    Sincerely sorry for your families loss, Kathy will be missed.

  97. Amanda (Drier) Reisner

    Kathy, what a caring and sweet individual! Sending thoughts and prayers to the family in this hard time. RIP Kathy.

  98. Paula Smith


    Paula Smith

  99. Peggy Bauer

    Sincerely sorry for your families loss, Kathy will be missed.

  100. Sarah and Darrell Hinrichs

    Praying for your family and Peace to Kathy... May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you through this time of sorrow

  101. Carol

    Sending hugs and many prayers. May you all find strength and peace to get through this very difficult time. Kathy was a beautiful lady inside and out and lovedby so many. Our sympathies Carol and Mark McDonouhh

  102. Becky Doverspike

    Thinking of all of you and hoping you find peace in the memories you hold dear.

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