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Catherine Miriam Atkinson

Catherine Miriam Atkinson

Catherine Miriam Atkinson, 91, of Red Wing, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at her home at Deer Crest. She was born January 30, 1927, in Rochester, to Thomas and Irene (McNallan) Sweeney. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City and married Kenneth Atkinson on June 5, 1947 at St. Patrick's Church in West Albany. They lived in the southern Minnesota area before retiring to Red Wing in 1983. She was a volunteer at the hospital auxiliary and was a member of the Church of St. Joseph. She was a wonderful mother who devoted her life to raising and caring for her family. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Red Wing; son, Leo (Nancy) Atkinson of Atlanta, GA and John (Sherri) Atkinson of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Christopher (Morella) Atkinson, Ryan (Leah) Atkinson, Carrie (Tim) Podesta and Tara (Jesse) Nelson and grandson-in-law, AJ Voigt; great_grandchildren, Emma, Madison, Benjamin, Max, Taylor, Carina, John "Jack", Nicholas, Cameron, Kyli, Sydnee, Tenley, Ramsey, Jensyn and great-great grandson, Kaysen. She was preceded in death by daughters, Trish Atkinson and Mary (Jerry) Sterling; granddaughter, Sara Sterling-Voigt; siblings, Marie "Boots" Heise, Thomas, Patrick and Mike Sweeney and Elaine Horn. Mass of Resurrection service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Joseph Zabinski presiding. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Burial at St. Patrick's Church Cemetery in West Albany. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences may be left for the family at