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Kathleen E McCune

Kathleen E McCune

Kathleen E. McCune, age 77, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at her home in Menomonie.

Kathy was born October 19, 1945, in River Falls.  She was the daughter of Gus and Katy (Kurtz) Schultz and grew up in River Falls, graduating from River Falls High School in 1963.  After high school, Kathy lived in St. Paul where she attended a business school and worked at 3M in St. Paul for a short time.  Kathy married Robert Stewart on April 8, 1967, in River Falls.  After marriage they resided on two other farms before purchasing their own farm in the Township of Eau Galle, rural Menomonie where they farmed and raised their family.  After Bob’s death in 1998, Kathy later married Donald McCune on December 20, 2000.

Kathy enjoyed sewing, gardening, dancing and card games.  She also enjoyed playing hand bells at the United Methodist Church for many years.  She was an avid sports fan.  She loved watching her grandchildren in their school sports.  She also enjoyed watching football and basketball, especially March Madness.  Kathy was a Christmas light enthusiast and enjoyed decorating her home with many lights.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Don; two sons, Ken (Lauri) Stewart; Mike (Jen) Stewart; two grandchildren, Kyle & Natalie; four step-sons, Daniel (Pam) McCune, Tim (Tammie) McCune, Benjamin (Tricia) McCune, Aaron (April) McCune; nine step-grandchildren; Hannah & Lily, Erica & Gabe, Mollie, Madisen & Simeon, Samantha & Rebecca; a brother, Harland (Jane) Schultz, two sisters, Diane (Denny) Hitchcock and Jo Niedfeldt; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, a sister, Nancy Stokes; two brothers-in-law, Jim Stokes and Ken Niedfeldt.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday December 5, 2022, at Cornerstone Apostolic Church in Elk Mound with Rev. Roy Clickner officiating.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to the time of the services at the church on Monday.


  1. Judy Butler Gross

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. The Schultz clan became my second family back in the 70s and I spent many wonderful times on the farm. Kathy was always so welcoming and a genuinely lovely lady.

  2. Our thoughts are with you, Mike and Jenny, and Ken and family and all Kathy's loved ones. We met Kathy when we came out to look at the farm when she was preparing to move to town in 1998. We'll never forget how gracious and welcoming she was to us--making us feel like Menomonie would be a good place for us. I'm grateful that we had the opportunity to meet Kathy and her family.

  3. Donna Heit

    I will always remember Kathy as a kind and caring person.Deepest sympathies to all the families.Love, hug's and prayers.

  4. Amy Riddle-Swanson

    I had the privilege to work with Kathy at UW-Stout several years ago. May Kathy RIP and my condolences and prayers to her family.

  5. Becky Hendrickson

    Kathy and I stood side-by-side for years of handbell practicing and playing. We shared many family stories and laughs there together playing our middle range bells. She and her Bob were so helpful to Bob and me when they shared their prostate cancer experiences to help us through our journey. She was a kind and gentle person.

  6. rhondalyn whitman

    What a nice person! She shared the joy of music with her many years of playing in Chapel Ringers—the UMC handbell choir. As my Birthday Buddy, I feel Blessed to have talked with her on our last Bday! Deepest sympathy to Don and her kids and family. She will be missed, but remembered and honored. ????Rhonda and Marvin and Family

  7. Joanne Maddux and George Vespa

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathy’s family. She was a special person. Another angel in heaven ! She is at peace and out of pain. Diane and Jo , you were so good to your dear sister. She will al always be in your heart ! God Bless you all during this difficult time,. Joanne and George

  8. Dixie and Ed Heit

    We send our deepest sympathy to the families

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