Kathy Ranum, 49

Kathy Lorraine (Gates) Ranum, a resident of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, after a long battle with cancer.

Services were held Tuesday, May 14, at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.

Kathy is survived by Frank Ranum; her three children Jackie (Brett) Finch, Daniel Ranum and Tosha Ranum; mother, Amelia Gates Niesen; three brothers, David (Randy Reid) Gates, Gregory (Nancy) Gates and Marvin (Penny) Niesen; four sisters, Karen (Dave Thompson) Gates, Sharon (Terry) Seppelt, Dianna (Clifford) Johnson and Deloris (Greg) Aubol; five grandchildren Talis, Adrianna, Ashton, Adalyn and Graden and many nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her father, James Richard Gates; stepfather Kenneth Niesen; sister, Lynn Niesen; and grandparents, Merrill and Lorraine Wolvert and Seallum and Gladys Gates.