Kathleen P. Wallerstedt “Katie” Smedley


Kathleen P. Wallerstedt “Katie” Smedley
June 24, 1977 – September 12, 2019

 Katie passed away at Parkview Home in Dodge, Nebraska. Preceded in death by grandmother, Patt Wallerstedt; uncle, Chuck Wallerstedt; aunt, Sheila Wallerstedt. Survived by mother, Mary Wallerstedt; stepfather, Harlan Buchholz; aunts: Theresa and Tracy Wallerstedt; cousins: Michaela and Michelle Wallerstedt; stepbrother, Dan Buchholz. Also survived by loving devoted care providers, Andrea, Bonnie S., Carol Beth, Jennifer, Pauline, Waynette, and Wendy. Katie brought joy to all of us.

Family will receive friends: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm, followed by Prayer Service and Sharing of Memories at 7:00pm, all at West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, 9:30am at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th Street. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.


  • Jill Nesladek Posted September 13, 2019 11:52 am

    Mary, I am so sorry I was not there. I can understand your grief. Katie was special, a strong young woman, a teacher and a smile when I needed it. I will never forget her hugs and smiles. It was my pleasure to take care of Katie and become a little part of your families life. Many hugs and prayers. Jill Nesladek Nurse at Parkview Home

  • Alex Ford Posted September 13, 2019 3:58 pm

    I remember Katie and her infectious smile. Over 20 years ago when I worked for a private medi van service, several of us used to fight over who got to pick her up and take her home from UNMC. She was always smiling and always brightened everyones day. My thoughts are with the family, and I just want you to know she was one of my favorites and I can only imagine how many others say the same.

  • Mindy West Posted September 13, 2019 9:34 pm

    Goodbye my sweet Katie. I will always love you and miss you.

    “Mary, I love you. I am here for you”!

  • Jim Leiferman Posted September 15, 2019 2:55 pm

    Katie stole my heart all those many years ago at Camp Munroe. She remained an absolutely beautiful spirit throughout her entire life. She had the most engaging smile – one that made it impossible not to smile right back. I feel so lucky to have known her. She has a special place in my heart. Though she will be missed on Earth by all whom she touched, Heaven has gained a truly loving soul in Katie.

  • Theress Macrander Posted September 15, 2019 8:26 pm

    Sorry for your loss I love Katie very much

  • Denise Hazelrigg Posted September 16, 2019 9:37 am

    So sorry to hear this news. Katie taught me so much as a professional and a person. I will never forget her or her beautiful smile.

  • Sally Vilmont Posted September 18, 2019 2:12 pm

    I Have never forgotten Katie and the love and care you (Mary) and Harlan showered on her. God Bless

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