Kathleen passed away peacefully at the age of 89, on March 8, 2017. She was born on July 16, 1927 in Stevensville, Montana to Frank and Helen (Smith) Krout.
Kathleen was a loving mother of 5 children, grandmother of 9, great-grandmother of 28 and has 4 great-great- grandchildren.
Kathleen was a retiree after raising her family and helping with the family businesses that took her many places around the country. She also worked and lived in some of the National Parks; the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Yellowstone.
She is preceded in death by her second husband Linus Dahle, her first husband Fred Kolb, her sister Alice Carnes, her son Philip Kolb and her first grandson Aaron Valentino.
Kathleen is survived by her children; Jim Kolb, Amy Jacobson, Mabel Turner and Pam Herrera. Also survived by her siblings; Roger Krout, Mary Gallagher and Edith Carnes.
She will be remembered for her fun-loving nature and for being a character. She enjoyed telling stories, reading and sending birthday cards.
Funeral services for Kathleen and her grandson, Aaron Valentino, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2017, will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM. It will take place at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way Mesa, AZ 85201. She will be interred at the Mesa Cemetery in Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathleen’s memory to the Dementia Society of America.