Kathryn E. Racine
September 15, 1932 - April 29, 2017

Kathryn E. Racine

Kathryn E. Racine
Sep 15, 1932 - Apr 29, 2017

Kathryn E. Racine

Kathryn Ellen (Myers) Racine, the daughter of John Thomas Myers and Hazel Viola Godwin Myers, was born on September 15, 1932 at the Hand Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa and passed away at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the age of 84.

Kathryn spent her early years in rural Farragut later in the Shenandoah area. She attended and graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1950, where she was Homecoming Queen in 1949. After graduation she married Doyle L. Racine on October 8, 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. They resided on a farm west of Shenandoah in Fremont County for two years before moving to Essex, Iowa. She worked part time for J.C. Penny Store in Shenandoah and for Central Surveys. She was a Rainbow Girl, a member of First United Methodist Church, Country Guild and the Essex Presbyterian Church.

She devoted time to her husband, family, home and the family farm operations. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, raising flowers, and especially loved, loved to sew. She made many beautiful items for her home, family and friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband Doyle Racine, her parents, and sister Marilyn Troxel.

Survivors include her children; Dennis Racine of Essex, Doug Racine and friend Laura Nelson of Essex and Denise Racine of Shenandoah. Six grandchildren; Johnathon Racine, Jesselyn Racine, Anthony Racine, Edie Madsen and husband Aaron, Kurtis Anderzhon and wife Lexi and Daniel Anderzhon, two great grandchildren; Eden Anderzhon and Natalie Madsen; other relatives and many friends.

Celebration of life funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Public visitation will be held from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa. The family will not be present during these hours.

Memorials are being established.

Burial will be held at the Essex Cemetery in Essex, Iowa.


Judy Royer McGee on May 3, 2017

Denny, Doug, Denise...I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your parents from when we were growing up - especially water skiing and all the practical jokes. Your folks were so much fun and will be forever missed. Know that my prayers are with you now, as always.

Doug and Patty Laire on May 2, 2017

What a beautiful person Kathy was, sending prayers &hugs to all.

Paul & Helen Riley on May 1, 2017

CandleT0 all of Kathy's family, remember all the good times spent together and keep those memories in your hearts forever. Prayers being sent from us.

Patty DOYLE Niedermyer on May 1, 2017

So Very Very Sorry To Hear
Prayers , Prayers, Love ❤️ & Hugs, Hugs

Vicki Graham on May 1, 2017

Sending Prayers to all her family! So very sorry for your loss! Vicki Graham

Bob and Sue Burchett on May 1, 2017

Thinking of you during this time. May God give you peace and comfort.

Calvin Kinney on May 1, 2017

Lost a wonderful lady... Living on the hill in Essex... Kathy was known always the nicest lady on the block!!! I hope the family finds peace in the memories....

Laura Gingery on May 1, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry. God be with you

Barbara Cunningham on Apr 30, 2017

My thoughts and eaters are with you all.

Jane Foster on Apr 30, 2017

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I knew your mother very well. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God grant you Peace and Comfort.

Rod and Brenda Riley on Apr 30, 2017

So sorry for your loss we will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers..



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Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
208 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
The family will not be present during these hours.

Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
208 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
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