Katherine K. Van Geystel, 75, longtime Elk Heights area resident, passed away at her home on Friday, March 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Kathy was born in Seattle, Washington on October 20, 1943 to William and Mary (Schoenmaker) Kincaid. She grew up in Seattle and attended St. George’s.
She met Frank Van Geystel through some mutual friends, and they were married in Des Moines, Washington on September 19, 1960. They made their home in the Seattle/Kirkland area and were blessed with three daughters – Rebecca, Tamie and Fran. After Frank retired in 1998, they moved to the Elk Heights area where they’ve enjoyed retirement since that time.
Kathy enjoyed sewing, boating around the San Juan Islands, spending time with her family and caring for her dogs. She was an excellent cook who was always experimenting in the kitchen. And, although she never drank it, Kathy enjoyed winemaking as a hobby.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Frank; daughters Rebecca (Shawn) Bluher, Tamie Goad (Bob Osmonovich) and Fran (Lester) Santjer; grandchildren Jake (Jennie) Santjer, Lindsey Bluher, Matt Bluher, Travis Santjer, Coltin Santjer, Tanner Santjer and Bridget Goad, as well as great grandchildren Tucker and Ellie and four siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.
Memorial contributions in Kathy’s honor are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at www.cancer.org Steward & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Ellensburg has been entrusted with caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.steward-williams.com