Kathy Packer, age 68, of Isanti died January 9, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center. Amemorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 14,2012 at South Isanti Baptist Church inIsanti with Rev. Robert Venneman officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be Isanti Union Cemetery.
Kathleen Ann Packer was born in Isanti on March 14, 1943 to Howard and Mildred (Eklund) Johnson. She was raised in rural Isanti and graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1961. Kathy married Gary Packer on December 9, 1961. They made their home in Isanti and she would live in Isanti her entire life. Kathy was a waitress at the Isanti Creamery Cafe for 32 years. She took great pride in her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kathleen was an avid NASCAR fan. She also enjoyed doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, reading and going to the cabin at Backus.
Kathleen Packer died on January 9, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 26 days.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Gary of Isanti; 4 children, Cindy Knapp of Isanti, Wendy (Todd) Rooney of Cambridge, Jody (Darrin) Rosnow of Isanti, Steven (Dolly) Packer of Cambridge; 8 grandchildren, Cara, Heather, Cati, Suzie, Michael, Cassandra, Justin and Cody; 3 great-grandchildren, Logan, Braden and Tristen; 2 brothers, Keith (Sandy) Johnson of Aitkin, Lowell (Linda) Johnson of Garrison; 1 sister, Linda (Paul) Mertes of Byron; and by many other relatives and friends.