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Katheleen M. Beduhn

February 3, 1945 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 72)
Kathleen Marie Beduhn passed away at her residence on August 11, 2017.
She was born Kathleen Mary Ruidl on February 2, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Divine Savior Holy Angels School in Milwaukee and Mount Mary University in Milwaukee before traveling west to San Francisco, CA, where she met her husband James. After their wedding in Milwaukee, they settled in Colusa where they had two sons Otto and Andrew.

Kathe worked as a bookkeeper for Packer Farming for 26 years. She was an active member of the city’s politics and became a member of Colusa City Council for 8 years. Kathe took pleasure in gardening & cooking; and we all delighted in her challenging recipes. She also loved watching football games and rooting for the Green Bay Packers with her father-in-law “Bitts”.

Kathe is survived by her husband James, Son Andrew (Seattle), Sister–in-law Gail Beduhn (Colusa), Sister Patty Ruidl Styberg (Jerry); brothers William Ruidl (Milwaukee) & Graig Ruidl (Jan) of Racine, WI & numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will take place Friday, August 25th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 10:00AM in Colusa, CA.


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