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Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Magnan, 69, of Sheyenne, ND passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at Sheyenne, ND.

Kathy was born on January 9, 1953, in Brainerd, MN, to Margaret “Marge” R. (Guzek) and Wallace “Wally” E. Magnan. She and her siblings, cousins and friends spent their days on Gull Lake, growing up at Parkview Resort, run by the Magnan family.

Kathy attended St. Frances Catholic School in Brainerd for 8 years and graduated from Brainerd High School in 1972.  She got her Bachelor’s Degree from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and her Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota, followed by a 40-year teaching career, most of those years teaching at Warwick High School in Warwick ND. Teaching was her passion in life, it brought her great joy to watch her students succeed, many of whom she kept in touch with through the years.

In her spare time, Kathy cherished being with family and friends, cheering on the Minnesota Twins, playing cards and computer word games, reading, going to Bingo with her friends, snuggling with her cats and every week got together with her dominoes group to play “Mexican Train” at a local center.  She was very encouraging and kind to everyone in her life, which will be missed most.

Kathy is survived by her brother Craig (Barbara) of Isle, MN, sister Marcia of Burleson, TX, brother Jeff of Gardner, MA, niece Frances “Frankie”, and nephews Carl, Paul and Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Margaret, a brother Douglas, and sister-in-law Susan.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to an animal shelter of your choice, would make Kathy smile.


Kathy’s Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 9:30AM – 10:30AM followed by Funeral Service at 10:30AM all at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Brainerd, MN, at a later date.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My heart is breaking for your loss. I will miss Kathy and may her memory be a blessing. Rest In Peace, Kathy. And, may God hold your loved in His loving arms.

  2. So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Enjoyed visiting with her at the Sheyenne senior center during vaccine clinics

  3. We continued to stay in touch after i moved away, and greatly enjoyed sharing historical perspectives. I admired her knowledge and ability to relate to her students. She was one of the best teachers i observed during my career. Rest in peace dear friend.

  4. Smart, funny, caring and just a really wonderful woman. I will miss Kathy, her sharp wit, her compassionate heart.

  5. Kathy, I will miss you so much. Went to the Senior Center today for lunch. You weren’t there. It seemed empty. Your infectious laughter, your smile, your just plain being nice to everybody is a gift we all should have. I know you are basking in the presence of our Lord and Savior enjoying true peace and joy. Your faith was unshakable, your desire to continue to learn, your eagerness to explore your bible, your questions at bible study, all this and more truly defined you as a fine Christian woman. You now have the answers to all those questions.

  6. RIP Kathy you were a good instructor

  7. Kathy was definitely one of the kindest souls & smartest ladies I’ve known. She did love learning and especially teaching others. Our Bible study group will never be the same. I’m going to miss her big “Well hello there’s!” & her enthusiastic BINGO’s up at the Ostby hall. She was the last of my moms traveling bingo buddies & will be missed dearly. Hugs to the Magnan family. Kathy was one of a kind.

  8. One of my favorite childhood memories was going to my grandparents and seeing Aunt Marge, Kathy, Grama & Dad sitting at the kitchen table playing cribbage. There was always humor and that wonderful laugh that Kathy was known for. Bingo was another of our family’s favorite pastimes, even then. Still sending you ‘love’ girl.

  9. Kathy will be missed dearly. All the wonderful memories I have at Bingo together and of course the good old Warwick days. She had one of the best laughs. RIP my friend!

  10. Craig, Marcia and Jeff
    The heart is never ready, the time is never right to say goodbye. So sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time of loss.

  11. Our sincere condolences to the Magnan family for the sudden and tragic loss of Kathy, a beloved sister and aunt. Her brother Jeff is a cherished member of our family through his marriage to the late Susan Magnan, Kathy’s sister-in-law. Although we didn’t meet Kathy often, only because of the proximity of where we lived, she was spoken of so highly and lovingly by her brother Jeff through the years. Our deepest sympathies to her family for the profound sorrow and loss you’re experiencing. We’re sending all our love and prayers, Martha & Peter, Paul & Jenifer, Bobby & Marie-Claire, Laura & Joe, Ethan & Kim, and all our extended family members.

  12. Rest in paradise Miss Mag.

  13. Our condolences to the Magnan family ~ you are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏 Kathy was a wonderful, kind and special friend and will be missed by us and many! She was a gem of a person 💕 God and the Heaven above gained a gem of a lady and a very special angel 😇 May you RIP Mag ✝️

  14. Jeff, Craig & Marcia – My heart is heavy for you all as you navigate the sudden loss of Kathy. I remember meeting her many years ago when the family visited Jeff in Massachusetts. Kathy’s kindness, warmth and good humor were evident and reflected what my mom always felt from your entire family. I imagine she & my mom have connected once again.

    In recognition of Kathy’s love of animals and your family’s Minnesota roots, my extended family and I chose to donate in Kathy’s memory to the Heartland Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T) based in Brainerd, MN.

    Holding you all in my heart & prayers


  15. Our condolences to the Magnan family. Sorry for the sudden loss of Kathy. We met Kathy and her mother 12 years ago at the casino in Devils Lake, ND. Bingo and card games was never that far away. Kathy, rest in peace.

  16. Sincere condolences to all of Kathy’s family. I loved the stories she could tell! She could always make a person laugh and she had the best laugh and smile. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  17. Praying for you on this sad day 🙏🏻


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