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home : obituaries : obituaries May 26, 2018

4/3/2018 1:34:00 PM
Kathryn Kati Lindbloom Renner October 15, 1941 - February 28, 2018

Kathryn Kati Lindbloom Renner was born on October 15, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, and died at her home in Sisters on February 28. Her parents were Arthur and Dorothy Lindbloom. Surviving her are her husband of 40 years, Vernon Renner; sister Janice Lindbloom; brother Arthur Lindbloom; nephews Mike Lindbloom, Bob Lindbloom; niece Stephanie Ruttert; four step-children, Melanie, Julie, Brent and Amy.

Kati attended schools in Chicago having graduated from Morgan Park High School. Colleges attended were Southern Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in geography, Santa Clara University, Masters of Arts in communication, and an MBA.

She was a TWA flight attendant and supervisor/training instructor at the TWA academy. She was stationed at Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

As a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and her work as an advisor to a college chapter, she was proud of her work with young college women during their formative college years.

After retiring from flying, she taught college courses in the supervision and management departments of West Valley College, Mission College where she met her husband who was also an instructor. They married and lived in San Carlos for over 20 years. Kati was hired by San Jose State College as a staff training officer. She was employed as a stock broker for E.F. Hutton/Shearson Lehman Brokerage firm in San Jose, California.

She was interested in local community affairs, a member of Rotary, Junior Matrons, and president of the San Francisco Mid Peninsula Guild and served a three-year term on the San Carlos, California, City Planning Commission.

While on vacation Kati and Vernon found Sisters to be an ideal community to live the rest of their lives.

Kati became active by seeking employment at the Stitchin' Post, a famous quilting store. She volunteered at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce providing guidance to visitors. She greeted new business owners and had a keen knowledge of the city and surrounding community. She knew the streets, businesses and places of interest to tourists and residents. She could be found most days at the chamber or at the many events held in the city. Kati was a member of the city finance committee for the past two years.

Kati enjoyed travel with her husband, visiting former TWA friends, and visiting places she studied in college. She enjoyed knitting and sports, especially tennis and golf. She will be sorely missed by her family, coworkers, friends and the community. Sebastian, the family cat, misses her, too!

In place of flowers, please send a contribution to the Sisters Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund where Kati served as judge of high school applicants each year. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church in Sisters. Reception to follow at the church.

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