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Katherine G. Payne

Katherine G. Payne

Feb 16, 1928 - May 1, 2013

Katherine G. Payne was born on Feb. 16, 1928 in Wadena to Hilarius P. and Katherina (Simons) Schmitz. She went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2013.

Katie married Wilmer Hanninen in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 9, 1948. He preceded her in death in 1984. They raised their two daughters, Judy and Vicki, in Tacoma, Wash. In 1991, Katie married Clinton Payne in Tacoma, Washington.

Katie was an avid sewer, crafter and gardener. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling with Clint. She loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Katie is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Clint and daughters Judy (Randy) Cryderman and Vicki (Lee) Short. She has three grandchildren, Justin Short, Michele Short and Jessica Cryderman. Also surviving Katie is step-son Doug (Alice) Payne, step-daughter Karen Payne, and step-grandsons Erik (Jessica) Payne and Torey Payne.

Katie is survived by sisters Ceal Donkin, Frances Monroe, Ione Sudenga, Susan Ellingworth and brothers Frank, Larry, Pete, Joe and Phillip Schmitz and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Rose Bristlin, Chris Winjum, Julia Van Rokel and brothers Ben and William Schmitz.