February 18, 1943 - July 28, 2017


Funeral Services celebrating the life of Kathleen E. “Kathy” Emslander, 74, of Sartell will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Kathy passed away peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Lakeview Ranch in Dassel. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday (TODAY) and after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Kathy was born on February 18, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Roman and Mary (Sanford) Skaja. She married Richard Emslander on June 10, 1967 in Waite Park. Kathy lived all of her married life in St. Cloud and Central Minnesota. She was employed at Fingerhut for 21 years.

Kathy enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, shopping, celebrating Christmas and above all spending time with family and friends.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Rick, of 50 years and 48 days; son, Jon (Alice) of Sartell; grandsons, Jacob (Emily) and Ricky; great granddaughter, Payton Kathleen Emslander; brother, Hugh (Diane) Skaja of St. Cloud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Ramona Donabauer and Virginia Liestman.
Memorials are preferred.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Lakeview Ranch for their loving care.