Kathleen was born in Hamill SD on Nov. 24, 1924, the 5th of 7 children to Ollie and former Tripp County Commissioner, Millian Kulbel. During World War II she moved to Santa Monica CA where she worked as a secretary while waiting for her sweetheart, Keith Gushwa of Colome SD to return from the war in the Pacific.
The high school sweethearts wed in 1946 in Colome. After several moves they settled in Escondido California in 1961. Kathleen worked in food service for Escondido Schools for 27 years and also served as a food team leader for 1st United Methodist Church where she was a devoted member for 56 years. Memorial service was June 1 at 1st United Methodist Church, Escondido, CA. Memories can be posted at Legacy.com