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Kathleen Ann Gehan

Kathleen Ann Gehan, 83, passed away January 25, 2011 at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls where she had resided for the last two and a half years. She was born on the family farm in Hawarden, Iowa to James A. and Ann Jane (Lynott) Gehan on March 25, 1927. She attended school and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in Iowa. Kathleen was employed in Washington, DC at FBI Headquarters and later at the CIA. She moved to Sioux Falls and completed a forty year Federal Service career with HUD and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Kathleen enjoyed animals, especially dogs. She would often say: "Heaven's the place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you." She was a member of St. Mary Church, the Altar Society, choir and a volunteer for the church. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage. Kathleen is survived by several cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Mary. Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a family led Rosary at 6:30 PM and a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 11:30 AM at St. Mary Church.

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