Kathleen L. Voltin
November 26, 2023

Kathleen L Voltin, nee Schmitt, age 70, entered eternal life early Sunday, November 26, following a courageous battle against cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on December 18, 2023 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Inurnment immediately following in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with a luncheon at B’s On The River in Watertown, Minnesota.

Born on February 17, 1953, the 5th of 11 children, to Bernard “Barney” and Dorothy Schmitt in Marystown MN. Kathy grew up in a simple country setting. After graduation from Shakopee High School, she attended Hutchinson Technical/Vocational College.

Kathy met her husband Howard at the Waconia (Paradise) Ballroom, where they enjoyed dancing polkas, waltzes, etc. After marrying in 1974, Kathy and Howie raised two sons, Trenton and Travis, in their beautiful country home setting just outside of Delano.

Family and faith were the forefront of Kathy’s life, always focusing on the needs of others before her own right up until the end of her life.  A member of St. Maximillian Kolbe, Kathy’s steadfast Catholic faith was very important to her and gave her strength.

Kathy worked many years for local businesses including Washington Scientific Industries and PEB Exodent, while also helping to run Voltin Electric, and co-owning the local Subway for a time.  After a much deserved retirement, Kathy spent her time pursuing art, playing with her grandson, going on outings to the arboretum, museums, and conservatories, walking the home property, and reveling in nature.

A kind and loving soul, Kathy will be greatly missed by her husband Howard Voltin, sons Trenton (Ann), Travis and grandson Michael, and many other surviving family and friends including siblings, Stephan, Glenda, Donna, Dave (Jolene), Nita (Randy) Wagner, Thomas (Cindy), James (Ann) and Sister-in-laws Jane and Sandy.

Kathy is welcomed into Heaven by parents Barney and Dorothy Schmitt, brothers Daniel, Glen,  Bernard “Bernie” Schmitt, nephews Michael Wagner and Josh Sumerfelt, and aunts, uncles and friends, too numerous to mention but equally important in her life.