Kathrena "Katie" M. Whitney
February 21, 1989 - November 16, 2021

Kathrena "Katie" M. Whitney

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Kathrena M. 'Katie' Whitney, age 32, of Elkhorn
Died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at home.

Katie was born February 21, 1989 in Omaha, Nebraska to Patrick and Valerie 'Kaiser' Whitney. She was raised in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 2007 where she was involved in the marching band. While living in Fremont she was a member of the Fremont First United Methodist Church and was active in the Girl Scouts. Katie worked for Don and Millie's, Subway and Applebee's. She attended Metro Community College and received her Associate's Degree. She then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received her Bachelor's degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. Katie was working for Interpublic Group in Omaha.

Katie had an infectious laugh that could bring a smile to anyone's face. Her bubbly personality always brought life into any room she went into. Her strongest trait was that of talking anybody's ear off that was in talking distance. She was also famous for many "blond" moments.

Parents - Patrick and Valerie Whitney of Fremont
Brother - Daniel (Abby Schroeder) Whitney of Blair
and their family Zane Whitney and Jack Schroeder
Sister - Traci (Richie Poethig) Whitney of Fremont
Life Partner - Andrew Lempke of Elkhorn
Grandmother - Lois Kaiser of Hartford, South Dakota
Best Friend - Sara Karr and family of Fremont
Cats - Gus Gus and Chunky
Aunts, uncles, cousins and other family.

Katie was preceded in death by her grandparents, David Kaiser, Winona Whitney and Harmon Whitney.

The funeral will be 10am, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Fremont First United Methodist Church in Fremont. Visitation will be Monday from 3pm to 8pm, with the family present from 6pm to 8pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Memorials may be directed to the family. The family is requesting masks be worn at the visitation and funeral.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

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Monday, November 22, 2021
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Family Present
Monday, November 22, 2021
With family present from 6-8pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Funeral Service
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Fremont First United Methodist Church
815 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Nancy Larsen
    Val and family-I am so sorry to hear about your daughter! Prayers go out to you and the family.
  2. Vikki charter and Jim Sullivan
    Valerie and family, we are so shocked and sorry to hear about Katie. Such a tragic event to should never have happened to your family, we are sending you our deepest condolences . Jim and Vikki
  3. Mindy Nelson
    I will miss Katie very much. My condolences to all. As, she left a mark on everyone she ever met.
  4. Lori Rone
    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss! What a beautiful girl! Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Peace be with you!
  5. Marlene Regehr
    Our whole family will greatly miss Katie and her vibrant smile. We are so sorry for your overwhelming loss. I really wanted to be there, but just couldn't work out the details. Take care and just know that we all love you and we loved your daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and aunt. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer.
  6. Alice Schuette
    I'm still in shock, She was too young. I worked with Katie at IPG. She was so sweet smile.
    My prayer are with you all.
  7. Brenda and Scott Mantooth
    There are no words at a time like this . . . our deepest condolences to Valerie, Pat, Grandma Lois, and the entire family. May the ache in your hearts lessen over time - Godspeed Katie.
    Katie never new a stranger and that was what drew you to her. I always enjoyed visiting with her at family gatherings and knew that it would be a fun time if Katie was in attendance. We will look forward to seeing her again when we join her in heaven. May you all feel God holding you close in His loving arms and filling your hearts with His peace and comfort!
  9. Teresa Andersen
    Dearest Val and family, Your Katie was a bubbly beautiful little blond, who we got to watch grow into the beautiful lady she was. My deepest sympathy to you Val and family.
  10. Vikki Morgan
    What does one say in a situation like this?
    It's a terrible shock. I'm sure she was greeted with open arms by her Grandpa Dave! I'm sorry for your loss and pray for some peace for you all.
  11. Hannah Dothard
    Your family and friends are in my prayers and thoughts at this time. Rest In Peace Katie!
  12. Jessie Guo
    We had worked closely and Katie was very helpful and kind. We just had a phone call about a week ago then all of sudden she left all of us. She is much missed. My condolence goes to Katie's family, may Katie rest in peace.
  13. Floraine
    So sorry for your loss. I'm sending my condolences. Katie, was such a nice lady. She always had a smile on her face and was full of life. I had the pleasure of working with Katie at IPG. Rest in peace Katy!
  14. Lisa Graham
    Katie was one in a million! She was one of the nicest and most caring people I've ever known and it was a joy to work with her. She was always smiling and happy. I feel blessed to have known her and I can't wait until we meet again.
  15. Deborah Pruett
    Katie, we will miss your smile and your sweet personality. May you rest in Peace.
  16. Barbara Allen
    My Condolence and Prayer to her entire family, rest well you'll surely miss.
  17. Kimberly Merrick
    Katie was such a joy to work with. She always had a smile on her face & had a great sense of humor that made you laugh. She will be greatly missed. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
  18. Denise Sanders
    I am still in shock, she was way too young. I worked with Katie at IPG and she was one of my favorites, always a smile in her voice even though sometimes our work was stressful. She was a dedicated hard worker and i know she is missed, I will miss her. My heart goes out to her family and i hope that your faith in God will help you cope somewhat. This part of our lives is so very hard to understand.
  19. Theresa Briest
    Katie was one of the nicest people I knew. She always had a smile on her face. Her passing is such a shock and a loss to all her knew her. Prayers are with you all.
  20. Kirsten Graves
    Our deepest sympathies for all of Katie's friends and family. She was a good person to work with.
  21. Denease Wyatt
    Katie was an awesome, kind, and full of energy person... She was always willing to assist me when I called for updates etc... We worked together at IPG. This feels so much like a bad dream. I remember some of the talks we would have on any given work day... Her two cats, we talked about all the time...Her visiting her grandmother.. I could go on and on... I think everyone knows...Katie was an awesome person...My prayers go out to the family and her friends... I am thanking our Father for placing her in our lives. Rest in the glorious peace of our Father....
  22. Tena Barnes
    I knew Katie from IPG. She was such a caring and thoughtful person. Katie was always happy and bubbly. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with Katie and her family.
  23. Connie Plahn
    We are so very sorry for your loss, Val, Pat, and family. I pray that God’s comfort and peace will surround you now and in the days to come.
    Connie and Rick Plahn
  24. Kassie Hager
    Katie was a great, kind, person. She was friends with everyone. I will cherish our talks at IPG when I worked there. Still feel like this is a bad dream. Condolences and prayers to her family and friends. I remember her talks about her nephew and her family. Fly high and rest easy until we meet again.
  25. Lisa Kinderknecht
    So sorry for your loss prayers for all the family
  26. Sandy Winn
    So sorry for your loss. 😢

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