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Kathryn H. "Katie" Rannikar
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Obituary for Kathryn H. "Katie" Rannikar

Memorial mass will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Resurrection Catholic Church, Eveleth. Celebrant will be Fr. Michael Garry. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Inurnment will be in Eveleth Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Kathryn H. “Katie” Rannikar, 89, lifelong resident of Eveleth, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 3, 1927 to Anton C. and Ann (Musich) Nemanick Sr. Katie graduated from Eveleth High School. She was united in marriage to Louis F. Rannikar on June 11, 1949. Katie was well known for her catering work (Kate’s Katering) and had worked at Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory; managed the cafeteria at Mesabi Community College and along with her husband, owned and operated Rannikar’s General Merchandise. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Margaret #1888. Katie enjoyed knitting club, birthday club and had been a den mother. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Debra (John) Oberstar, Roger (Claudia) Rannikar, Steven (Kari Doucette) Rannikar, Raymond Rannikar; grandchildren, Kaarina, Kaela, Emily, Matthew; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Annika; sisters, Tessie (Thomas) Pampush, Pat (Cliff) Tuuri, Bobbie (Ron) Sapik; sister-in-law, Lorretta Nemanick; numerous nieces and nephews and Becky Skubic and Tracey Skalbeck who Katie loved like daughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and siblings.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Resurrection Catholic Church

301 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, MN

Visitation one hour before at the church

Cemetery Details


Eveleth Cemetery

Park Ave/County Road 142 near Hat Trick Ave.
Eveleth, MN


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