Kathie Ann Cellotti, 67, of Deer Park, WI passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while vacationing in San Diego, CA on Sunday, April 22nd. Born in Duluth, Minnesota on November 15, 1950, to Herbert and Evelyn (Baumgartner) Stolberg, Kathie graduated from Denfeld High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities; also earning her masters degree from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. In 1973, she was married to Mark Cellotti and later had two sons Todd (Amber) and Cory. Kathie spent over 20 years as an educator beginning in the 1970s in St.Paul, Minnesota before moving to Western Wisconsin and teaching in Amery Public Schools until the early 1990s. Kathie had a love for children and books; they were a great source of pleasure in her life. She also enjoyed being in the company of her former students and learning of their successes. Kathie was an active participant in the founding of the Deer Park Library, the Amery Swedish Club, and many other organizations. Most recently, she indulged in her love for little free libraries. Socializing and traveling the world was something that Kathie also enjoyed in her personal time; easily making friends wherever she went. Kathie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband and sons; her brother Bill (Lisa) Stolberg and nephew Quinn; brother in law Jack Cellotti; uncles Howard (Sue) Baumgartner and Bill (Bernice) Baumgartner as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Kathie also has a large, loving group of relatives in Sweden. Please volunteer or make a donation to a positive charity in her memory.
A celebration of Kathie’s life will be taking place on Sunday, June 3rd at the New Richmond Heritage Center at 1100 Heritage Drive in New Richmond beginning at 12PM. Pot luck. No flowers- please make charitable donations.