Fromer Gothenburg Resident: Kathleen Gaboury, age 74 (1938-2013)

Kathleen Mary (Breitzmann) Gaboury, 74, formerly of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died March 13th, 2013, in Fullerton, Nebraska.

She was born June 26th, 1938, in Superior, Wisconsin, daughter of Rudolph Sr. and Rosa (O'Connell) Breitzmann.

Kathleen grew up in Superior, Wisconsin; Pontiac, Michigan and Duluth, Minnesota. She graduated from St. Jean-Baptiste High School in Duluth with the class of 1956. She was married in Duluth and was the mother of four children: Paul, Lorraine, Deb and Douglas. She lived in many places including Superior, Wisconsin; Pontiac, Michigan; Duluth, Minnesota; St. Louis Park, Minnesota and Rapid City, South Dakota. In Nebraska: Gothenburg, North Platte, Kearney, Grand Island, Lincoln and Fullerton. She worked as a police dispatcher for Gothenburg Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol. She enjoyed her grandchildren, working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

Surviving are two daughters Debra (Daniel) Metzger of Cozad, Nebraska; Lorraine (Rex) Messersmith of McCook, Nebraska; son Paul (Paulet) Gaboury of McCook; sister-in-law Anita Breitzmann, of Zimmerman, Minnesota; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Rudolph Sr. and Rosa; brother Rudolph Breitzmann Jr. and son Douglas Anthony Gaboury.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Sunday, March 17th, 2013, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.with the family present.

Funeral services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel March 18th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Don O'Brien officiating.

Burial will be in the Gothenburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5018.

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