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February 26, 1999 - January 28, 2016

Kaitlyn was born February 26, 1999 at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota to Kevin and Georgeanne (Schultz) Hansen.  They lived in South St. Paul until moving to rural Canton in 2003.  She attended elementary school at Mabel-Canton and has been a student at Fillmore Central since.  She was involved with choir, band, and cheerleading. She was an outgoing, caring, loving, spirited young adult with a flare of drama.  Her smile and laugh was infectious.

Kaitlyn died Thursday, January 28 near Chatfield from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the age of 16.

Left to miss her are her parents Kevin and Georgeanne of Canton; two brothers Justin (Karen) Schultz of South St. Paul and Keith of Canton; a nephew Jimmy; her grandmotherJaniece Newton of Mesa, Arizona; step-grandmother Judy Hansen of Lacrescent; her boyfriend Joseph Elringer; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Visitation will be 2 -5 pm Friday, February 5, 2016 with the funeral service at 5 pm at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove with Pastor David Allen officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.

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