She taught in the rural schools four years prior to her marriage to Arthur A. Fandel, April 20, 1932. The majority of their married life was spent in Mason City, Iowa. She was a homemaker until the death of Arthur, April 2, 1951. She was an office employee for Montgomery Ward before joining the orthodontist office of Dr. Oldham. In December of 1958 Kathleen married Hugh Duffy and moved to Whittemore, Iowa. Hugh passed away on April 20, 1959 and she settled in Algona, Iowa, where she worked for Dr. Kevin Nash, DDS until her retirement in 1973.
Kay was a life time member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Algona Hospital Auxiliary; she delivered Meals on Wheels, and furnished rides for those who could not drive. She loved the times spent with her family and relatives, as well as spectator sports and playing cards. She was a long time member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church where she was a faithful participant at Perpetual Adoration.
Kathleen is survived by two daughters, Mrs. (Robert) Martha Ann Brophy, Loveland, OH, Mrs. (Kenneth) Mary Joan Reinig, Sun Lakes Arizona, and son Paul Fandel, Cincinnati, Oh; 17 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Fandel, husband Hugh Duffy, son John Fandel, son-in-law Robert Brophy, parents Martin and Catherine Brennan, four sisters, three brothers and many nieces and nephews.
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