Kathleen Fay (Monson) Ulrich
Mon, 05/02/2022 - 10:59am admin
Best known as Fay, Kathleen Fay (Monson) Ulrich, 86, of Bagley, MN, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Bagley, MN.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley, Minnesota. Interment will be held at Bagley City Cemetery. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.
Fay was born on August 3, 1935 in New Sweden Township, MN (near St. Peter, MN) to J. Arnold and Florence (Lewellen) Monson. She was baptized on September 8, 1935. She attended school at Winthrop, MN beginning her education at the rural country schools, and going on to graduate from Winthrop High School. She was confirmed June 5, 1949. Fay completed the first year of nursing school. Fay married Roger Ulrich on October 3, 1953 in Winthrop, MN at her family’s farm home. Fay became a homemaker extraordinaire who loved and excelled in all aspects of canning, cooking, sewing, and raising her children. She made sure her house was a home filled with joy. The family moved to New Ulm, then to Mankato where Roger became an electrician. In the spring of 1959, the family moved to Prior Lake for about eight years. Eventually they bought a hobby farm in New Prague, MN and took a liking to the farming life. Ultimately, Roger and Fay decided to move to Bagley, MN, where they settled down and purchased a bigger farm and Fay became a true farm wife, waking up early to help with the chores and tasks that needed doing. Fay also worked outside of the home over the years at different places and seasonally on occasion.
Fay was “the hostess with the mostess” and loved entertaining and making sure her guests were well taken care of. She and Roger enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Well known for her baking, sewing, and crafting and her generosity in sharing her creations, often as gifts for her family, especially her grandchildren. A true Proverbs 31 woman, Fay had a strong Christian faith and made sure to instill in her family that same faith and moral values. She was the second longest member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley, MN.
She is survived by her children, Joy (Gary) Eck, Danny (Mary) Ulrich, Doug (Jackie) Ulrich, Dean (Janice) Ulrich, Julie (Keith) Roberts, and Jennifer (Eric) Kjensrud; her sister, Cecelia Eliason; 25 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; her sister-in-law, Sylvia Monson; her brother-in-law, Marvin Kuphal; Roger's siblings, Lois Barrer, Marge (Roger) Schultz, and Karen (Dan) Loose; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other loved family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Ulrich; her parents, J. Arnold and Florence Monson; her grandson, Michael Roberts; her great granddaughter, Kia Sanford; her daughter-in-law, Carla Ulrich; her siblings, Carol (Paul) Young, Merlyn (Donna) Monson, Darroll Monson, Janice Kuphal, and Roland Monson; her brothers-in-law, Sylvan Eliason, Norm Barrer, Dick Ulrich; and her father and mother-in-law, Albert and Bertha Ulrich.
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