Kathy L. Browne, Maple Lake


Kathy L. Browne, age 44, of Maple Lake died Thursday, January 29, 2015, at her home on Maple Lake.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 6, at Buffalo Covenant Church with Reid Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at a later date at St. Timothy East Maple Lake Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Kathy Lynn Browne was born October 28, 1970, in LaCrosse, WI to Kenneth Konkel and Ruth Ann Riska. She grew up in the Elk River area where she graduated with the Class of 1989. She later graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2004. Kathy was united in marriage to David Mattson on September 11, 1993, in Albertville. Together they had one son, Gregory. The couple later divorced. Kathy married Tom Browne on June 5, 2004, in Monticello. The two were blessed with twins, Bradley and Evangeline. They built their home together on Maple Lake where they raised their children. Kathy worked as the director of talent management for Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. in Hamel. Kathy thoroughly enjoyed her work and was a member of the League of Railway Industry Women. She loved the lake, being outdoors, traveling, playing horse shoes, and bowling.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Tom, of Maple Lake; children, Gregory Mattson and Bradley Browne of Maple Lake; step-daughters, Meredith (Paul) Gunderson of New Ulm and Elise (Nicklaus) Ollrich of St. Louis Park; granddaughter, Linnea Gunderson; father, Kenneth (Mary) Konkel of Houston and mother, Ruth Ann (Sheldon) Waage of Becker. Kathy was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Evangeline.  
Pallbearers will be Gregory Mattson, David Mattson, Nicklaus Ollrich, John Mussell, Paul Gunderson and Sheldon Waage. 
In memory of Kathy’s daughter, Evangeline, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Infant Death Center, St. Paul.