March 31, 1933 - March 30, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Kathleen A. “Kitty” Traut, 82, of Sartell will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Kitty passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Kitty fought a courageous battle with Leukemia. Reverend Timothy Baltes and Reverend Alan Wielinski will con-celebrate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and after 10:30 a.m. on Monday both at the St. Francis Xavier Gathering Space. Parish prayers along with the rosary led by St. Monica’s Christian Women will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday in the gathering space. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Kitty was born on March 31, 1933 in St. Stephen to John and Agnes (Schumer) Supan. She graduated from Holdingford High School in 1951 and was united in marriage to Edgar E. Traut on June 18, 1952 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen. Together they farmed and raised eight children in Sartell. Kitty was a member of St. Francis Parish, St. Monica’s Christian Women, the Eastside VFW Post #4847 Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Cloud American Legion Post #76 Ladies Auxiliary. Kitty was very devoted to her faith; she enjoyed volunteering her time with the church prayer line and sharing the fruits of her garden with the Sisters of the Poor Clares. Kitty shared her homemade jellies and goodies with family and friends. You were always greeted with a smile and a treat. Kitty loved all animals and was especially fond of feeding the birds.

Kitty was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved being a homemaker; Kitty and Edgar shared mutual love and respect with each other for 63 years. Edgar was the love of her life and she treasured being able to care for him. Kitty will be remembered for her infectious smile, loving nature and warm hugs. She was a gift to all who met her and will be dearly missed.

Kitty is survived by her husband, Edgar; children, Thomas (Loretta “Lollie”) of Sartell, Michael (Lois) of Princeton, Karlene “Traut” Carruth of Sartell, Dennis (Renee) of Sartell, Gary (Linda) of St. Cloud, Ronald (Lori) of St. Cloud, Rodney (Lynn) of Sartell, Joseph (Jane) of Sartell; 21 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one on the way; brothers, Benedict (Alice) of St. Stephen, LeRoy (Ruth) of St. Stephen and George (Kathy) Supan of White Bear Lake; sisters, Patricia Wrobel of Shoreview and Donna Traut of Sartell; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A special thank you to CentraCare Hospice and to Coborns Cancer Center for their loving and compassionate care.