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Kathy Canuteson, 60 - May 01, 2017

Kathy Jo (Garrelts) Canuteson, 60, of Ogallala, formerly of Gothenburg and Cozad, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.
Memorial services were conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Thursday, May 4, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James McCrickard officiating. Interment took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery. The family requests casual dress.
Canuteson was born March 7, 1957, at Lexington to Bernard and Donna (Earl) Garrelts.
She grew up in Gothenburg and attended Kearney State College.
Canuteson was employed at Bethphage Mission in Axtell, then Macomb, IL. After returning to Nebraska, she worked at Alco and Kelly’s Hardware at Cozad, then moved to Ogallala to help open an Ace Hardware Store.
She enjoyed working with all the employees at Ace as well as spending time with family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews, according to family members. She had a passion for animals and cared for many pets throughout her lifetime.
?Canuteson was preceded in death by: her parents, Bernard and Donna; a sister, Kanda; brother, Kevin; her grandparents.
Survivors include: her sisters—Kyla Huss and Karen (Steve) Barrett; a brother, Mark (Jamie) Poggendorf; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members; special friends—Carl and Bonnie Raastad, Brian and Marcia Gustin.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.