Kay Strandvold, age 84, of Milbank, SD, died January 24, 2022, at Avantara in Milbank.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 3, at 10:30 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, Milbank, SD. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 2, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery. Rev. Justin Neugebauer will officiate.
Kay B. Strandvold was born on September 6, 1937, in Clinton, MN. She was the daughter of Henry and Esther (Oswood) Kottwitz. Kay grew up in the Ortonville, MN, area and graduated from Otonville High School with the Class of 1955. She was united in marriage with Ken Strandvold on September 11, 1955, at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville.
Kay and Ken made their home in Milbank, SD. They were blessed with a son, Keith; and daughter, Karla. Kay worked for almost 25 years at Milbank Mutual Insurance Company. After retirement, Kay and Ken enjoyed winters in Texas.
Kay was a faithful member of American Lutheran Church in Milbank. Her faith was strong and emotional for Kay. She was very tender hearted. She was a member of the Milbank Garden Club and was known for her “green thumb”. She loved to grow and care for flowers, especially roses. She enjoyed entering her flowers in the local flower shows, and would often win first, second, and third prize (all at the same time)!
Kay and Ken loved to travel and were fortunate to have traveled throughout the United States and to Sweden. They enjoyed family trips with their grandchildren and celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries with family cruise trips. Kay and Ken enjoyed golfing together and were members of the Antique Car Club. They attend car shows with Ken’s antique cars.
Kay was a talented lady who made many knitted or crocheted items for her family. Her face would light up when she saw her great-grandchildren. She treasured the times that she and her grandchildren would bake Christmas cookies.
Kay is survived by her daughter, Karla (Gary) Wellnitz of Milbank; grandchildren: David, Jason (Amber), Michelle; three great-grandchildren: Treyton, Benson, and Jackson; one sister, Darlyne Ceaser of Rocklin, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ken; son, Keith, and her three brothers and one sister.
Memorials are preferred to “It only Takes a Spark” Cancer Walk.