Kathleen Virginia Figenshau passed away August 24, 2016. Kathy was a resident of Colorado Springs for more than 35 years. She worked for the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States when it moved from Minnesota to Colorado during the “Miracle on Ice” era. She was Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Harrison School District 2 until 2006.
Born November 28, 1950 to James Kenn Figenshau and Winifred (Gibbs) Figenshau in Richland, Washington, grew up on a farm in Big Lake, Minnesota, graduated from Monticello High School in 1968, and Macalester College in 1972 with a BA in Psychology. While at Macalester she became involved with the world famous Dale Warland Singers.
An accomplished vocal musician, Kathy served God with the gift of her voice and as an elder in Faith Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs.
A member of Colorado State Button Society and Colorado Springs Button Club, she was known as an expert on “twinkle” buttons. Kathy was Treasurer of the Kinnikinnik Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, on the board of the Harrison D2 Credit Union and a Blood Drive Volunteer.
Kathy wrote poetry and celebrated birthdays by writing a poem just for friends and loved ones. She enjoyed beading, stamping and jewelry making.
Survived by siblings: Merry Jo Thoele (Bruce), James (Marianne), Charles (Kathryn) and Robert (Susan); nieces and nephews: Owen, Allison, Christopher, Kathryn, Heidi, Charles, Michael and Karen; aunt, Mirth Ninde; grandnieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:00PM at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. Kathy’s final resting place will be Monticello Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials in Kathy’s name may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, the Colorado Button Society, Harrison Scholarship Foundation or an organization of donor’s choice.
“None (no one) is as smart as all of us”.