Kathryn Mary Tramp, age 72, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at her home after a long fight with lung cancer.
Memorial services are 10:30 AM, Friday, December 29, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton at a later date. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 28 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Kathryn Mary DeLozier was born July 18, 1945 in Wayne, Nebraska to Melvin and Evelyn (Stamm) DeLozier. She was raised on a farm near Magnet, Nebraska. She attended K-7th grade at rural Sunnyside School near Magnet. The family then moved to Belden where she attended school. In 1963, she married Laddie Novak, to which two children were born, Teresa Kay and Laddie Duane, Jr. On May 30, 1992, she married the love of her life, Loran Tramp. They celebrated 25 years of marriage this year. Kathy worked many jobs throughout her life, the most recent being 33 years as Administrative Assistant at Welfl Construction, retiring in 2014.
Kathy lost her year-long battle with lung cancer on Christmas Eve at the age of 72. When we opened the door to let out her soul, her windchimes chimed, sending her on her way. Shortly thereafter, right around midnight (Christmas morning) a beautiful, soft snow started in a clear sky full of stars to let us know she arrived safely and God welcomed her with open arms. Christmas morning as Loran and Teresa looked out the window in the back yard there was a cardinal sitting on the fence. Kathy was there already watching over Loran and letting everyone know she is OK.
Throughout her life Kathy enjoyed gardening, watching football, especially the Huskers, deer and coyote hunting, camping, dancing, and having a cold beer with family and friends. Whatever Loran was doing she loved to help and be outdoors with him. They kept a beautiful yard that won Yard of the Month several times. She enjoyed having coffee with her mom Evie several days a week, visiting and taking care of her. She loved to decorate for the holidays both inside and out of her house. She is now holding Kati in Heaven and laughing with all the family and friends that have gone before her. She had a ready laugh and a beautiful smile that will be remembered by all.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Loran of Yankton; her mother, Evelyn Sedlacek of Yankton; daughter, Teresa (Scott) Kafka of Sioux Falls; son, Laddie (Joan) Novak of Yankton; step-sons, Jason (Andrea) Tramp and Jeremy Tramp, both of Yankton; mother-in-law, Heidi Tramp of Yankton; grandchildren: Tyler, Robert, Dylan and Steven Kafka; Krista, Kyle and Jenna Novak and Luke and Victoria Lammers; step-grandkids: Dylan and Darian Tramp and McKayla Bouska; great-grandchildren: Lauren, Gavin, Oakley, Karianna, Tayden, Richard Kafka; Khloe Novak and Mirabella Lammers; siblings: Nyla Eddie, Carroll, NE; Jerry DeLozier, Yankton; Jim (Mary) DeLozier, Castle Rock, CO; Doug (Cheryl) DeLozier, Weeki Wachee, FL; Suzy Harmsen, Hecla, SD; Melissa (Randy) Nieman, Fremont, NE; step-siblings Joey Sedlacek, San Diego, CA; John Sedlacek, Yankton, SD; Jim (Shelly) Sedlacek, Onalaska, WI; Jerry (Polly) Sedlacek, Port Orchard, WA; Mary Pat (Bruce) Sorenson, Yuma, AZ; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Melvin DeLozier; step-mother, Maggie DeLozier; step-father, Stan Sedlacek; father-in-law, Aelred Tramp; infant granddaughter, Kathryn (Kati) Kafka; brother-in-Law, Delmar Eddie; sister-in-law, Bev DeLozier; and nephew, Brad Eddie.
A special thank you to sister-in-law, Bonnie Peterson who helped take such good care of Kathy the last several months and was always there to help both Kathy and Loran.
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Kathy was a great lady, she will be missed
So very sorry for the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and be strong.
Brad, Jodi and Nathan List
So sorry for your loss Loren, she was a special person. She always had time to talk and a smile for everyone.
So very sorry to hear about your beautiful Mom and wife, Teresa, Laddie and Loran. Teresa, I have such wonderful memories of the fun we used to have in your old Scout and the fun we had tagging along with your Mom. She always welcomed me to your house with open arms and a loving smile! May you cherish all your wonderful memories. She will be an angel watching over all of you!
Tammy (Branaugh) Schoenfelder
Kathy will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed talking to her when I would see her around town. Peace be with her family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jessine & Kevin Dutcher
Loren, Theresa, Laddie & family I was saddened to hear that Kathy passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Kathy was an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have known her. I know you will miss her deeply. Iâ€™ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeanette Overbaugh (Novak)
Kathy is a special lady who will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless you all.
Patty Vavra & Jim Vavra
So very sorry to hear about Kathy. She was always fun to talk with when I called Welfl Construction. May God's warm embrace comfort you during this time.
Loren and family, so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Daniel and Louise Mauch
Loran, We are so very sorry for your loss. We didn't know your Dear Wife, but when ever we saw you guys she always had a smile on her face.....with our deepest sympathy.
Kevin and Becky Neuhalfen
A wonderful lady, she will be missed.
Joyce (Kersten's mother)
Such a kind person, always had a warm smile. Our prayers are with you, Loran and family. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.
Todd and DelRae Abler
Loran, I was so sorry to see this news. May you find comfort and peace with friends, family, and faith.
I want to extend my sympathy on the loss of Kathy. She was a great lady with a great smile. You have many memories to keep her alive in your heart.
Loran I guess I haven't seen you or Kathy over the last year I did not even know she was sick. I am so sorry she was a great lady I always enjoyed seeing the both of you and visits always included laughing. She was a sweet lady taking the time to speak with everyone I was always welcomed with her smile.
I was blessed to have had Kathy in my life and she shared her smile and optimism with me often. I have missed her every day since she retired. I am sorry for your loss Loran. She will be missed.
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