Katrina Grace Budge, 58, of Frederic, passed away unexpectedly June 9, 2020 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Katie was born on May 19, 1962 to parents Janice (Carlson) and Michael Budge.
Katie had what our family refers to as the “Budge Ticker” and her heart decided it had just enough of this world. Katie’s form of heaven will surely include lots of animals and a cooler stocked with High Life. She was an animal person more than a people person and honestly there’s nothing wrong with that.
She enjoyed watching the Vikings and giving people crap about it. In her younger years she spent her time camping and fishing and often took her younger brothers and sisters, instilling in each of them a deep love for the outdoors.
Katie loved her nieces and her great-nephews. She was a wonderful aunt, teaching them where to look for worms (always under an old log) how to bait a hook and how to cast a line. She enjoyed sitting at the end of the dock with her family, watching the birds and shooting the you-know-what.
Katie was a good cook but was pigeonholed into making and remaking a couple of her signature dishes – beer can chicken and spinach dip. She hated peas till the very end—We will go on record saying she was the pickiest eater of Jan’s six kids. We miss her terribly, but will think of her every time we see a bear or eagle or anything else she enjoyed running into.
Preceding Katie in death is her father, Michael P. Budge, little brother Michael J. Budge and brother-in-law Thomas Gall.
Katie is survived by her mother, Janice Budge; siblings Scott Budge, Kari Budge, Mark (Tiffany) Budge and Miki (Tim) Budge; nieces Erin (Travis) Vogland, Emily (Brian) Ohmann, Kara Gall, Kenna Gall, Jordan Meaney, Graycee Budge, Delaney Budge and Quinn Budge; nephews Jake Meaney and Riley Budge; great nieces and nephews Jade, Kaden, Reece, Jackson and Henry; and so many other relatives and friends.
Katie will be laid to rest at the Jackson Cemetery with close family and friends by her side. A celebration of life will follow Friday, June 19 at The Shop Bar & Grill from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-
Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-Taylor.com.