Katherine Marie Shelangoski, 74, of Fairfield, IA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at her home in Fairfield. As were her wishes her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. A Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, IA with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Memorial contributions in Katherine’s honor may be directed to the Birmingham Library and may be mailed to the family at 413 3rd St. SW, Swisher, IA 52338. Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Katherine Marie Shelangoski was born August 26, 1947, in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of Rex and Mildred Ramsey. Katherine worked in manufacturing for 20 years at JB Plastics and Plexico and retired in 2007. In 1997 Katherine moved to the home where she was born in Birmingham and took care of the flowers, gardens, and yard that had previously been cared for by her mother. Katherine volunteered at the Birmingham Library and was a member of the Birmingham Presbyterian Church serving as the Treasurer. She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting blankets for her family, church activities, traveling with her family, spending time with friends and family and keeping track of her grandchildren.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory include her three children, Lisa Jaacks (Jim) of St. Louis, Greg Shelangoski (Diane Bown) of Birmingham, Steve Shelangoski (Cindy) of Swisher, six grandchildren, Casey Shelangoski, Sarah Jaacks, Amanda Taylor, Meghan Shelangoski, Rachel Shelangoski, and Maya Shelangoski; two great grandchildren, Ernie Shelangoski and Oliver Taylor; a sister Mary Bagby of Fairfield, brother Vernie Ramsey of Donnellson and many other extended family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, son Jason Shelangoski, brother Roy Ramsey, brother Jimmy Ramsey and sister Nancy Craff.