Kathryn M. Sundberg Smith
Kathryn M. Sundberg Smith, known by her family and friends as “Kay”, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. She was born in Lake Linden, MI. to Edmund and Elsie (Schleeter) LaMotte, on Dec. 24, 1926. On May 24, 1945, she married Kenneth E. Sundberg in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. As an Air Force Officer’s wife, she traveled extensively throughout the United States and Japan. She actively participated in military wives support and volunteer activities for 20 years. Kay cherished her many friends made during that time. In 1984, she married Richard H. Smith. They enjoyed a blended family, traveling, bridge groups, and just being together.
Dick preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Susiene M. Sundberg (Bill) Royson; and grandchildren, Kenna (Paul), Alison and Brian; great-grandchildren, Chandler, Cade, Grace, Samantha, Daniel, Sadie, and twins Delaney and Gage; they brought endless joy to her through phone conversations, snuggling and memorable pictures; step-children, Donald (Mary) Smith, Kathy Connery, Cheryl Johnsen and Robert (Terrie) Smith; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy (Melissa), Stacy (Tim), Eric, Mariah, Michelle and Kyle; great-grandsons, Carter, Landon, Tanner, Cooper, Graham and Charlie, she treasured each one as her own; sister-in-law, Carol Sweet; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kay was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her sister, Barbara and brother-in-law, Charles Johnson; brother, Donald and sister-in-law, Jewel LaMotte; and sister, Mary and brother-in-law, Thomas Bridges.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, with Father Chad Droessler presiding. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to her favorite charity, St. Vincent de Paul or to a charity of your choosing in her memory. A sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses and everyone who took such wonderful care of Kay. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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