Kathryn R. “Kaye” Koltveit, 74, of Streator passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at her residence in Streator.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Friday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Streator.
Born August 19, 1946 in Streator she was the daughter of Russell and Jean (Slager) Muscato. She married Donald Koltveit on November 25, 1964. He survives in Streator.
She is also survived by a daughter, Amy (John) Washko of Streator; and son, Richard “Rick” Koltveit of Streator; grandson, Ryan (Carlie Newton) Washko of Bloomington; great grandchildren, Myca and Harvey Washko; a brother, Terry (Jane) Muscato of Morris; sisters, Gail (Brian) Phillips of Streator, Beth (Dennis) Potthoff of Tonica, Mary (Mike) Biros of Eureka and Gina Muscato of Denver, Colorado; many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Aaron Washko; and nephews, Nigel Elias and Nino Muscato.
Born and raised in Streator she attended Oakland Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1964. She later attended Illinois Valley Community College and Sangamon State University in Springfield where she earned her Registered Nurse license and a Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
She worked for over 30 years for St. Mary’s Hospital in various different positions. She worked as a nurse’s aide, a Registered Nurse, in the medical surgery department, quality assurance and patient education. She was also an integral part in starting the Home Health Department.
Kaye had a giving and loving heart and was proud of the mission trips that she took to Haiti. She was also very active in raising money for the trips through various different fundraisers. She was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand.
She loved to golf and travel with Donnie in their RV but her favorite destination was Hawaii. She was also an avid reader.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society a group that Kaye helped to found in Streator. She would much rather the money be used to help others.
The family would like to express their gratitude to VITAS Hospice for their loving and thoughtful care for Kaye in her final days.
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