Kathryn Ann Meixl


Kathryn "Kathy" Ann Meixl (Siegle) met Jesus on August 31, 2019. A long time Mankato resident, she was visiting family in Sorunda, Sweden when she passed unexpectedly.

Kathy was born in Chaska on April 5, 1961 to Dallas (Luebke) and Gerald "Jerry" Siegle. She graduated from Chaska High School in 1979 and earned a Physical Education degree from Mankato State University in 1984. Her career centered on helping children, most recently as a paraprofessional at Monroe Elementary and instructor at YMCA Mini Camps.

Kathy met Paul Meixl in a ballroom dancing class at Mankato State University. They married May 4, 1985 and raised three girls with abundant love. Her four grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Those whom she loved well include her husband of 39 years Paul Meixl, her daughters Katie (Anthony) Boxrud, Maggie Meixl, Allison Meixl and her beloved grandchildren Liam, Tristan, Cosette and Vera Boxrud. Her mother Dallas Siegle, and siblings Keevin (Karin Ekholm) Siegle, Dr. Kristine (Michael) Hentges, and Kari (Scott Redenius) Siegle. Her mother-in-law Catherine Meixl, and in-laws Joe (Nancy Dobson) Meixl, Nancy Marquart, Carol (Mike) Brantmeier, Jane Meixl, David (Jill) Meixl, Steven (Christine) Meixl. Kathy enjoyed all of her many nieces and nephews. She is now reunited with her late father Jerry Siegle, and late father-in-law Ben Meixl Jr.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Crossview Covenant Church in North Mankato with a visitation to begin at 9:00. Social coffee hour to follow.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the BackPack Food Program in North Mankato.
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Paul Wilkinson
Sep 15, 2019
To Paul and entire family, sadden and shocked to hear of Kathy's passing. Sincere thought and prayers to all during this time of grief.
Lisa Dohr
Sep 13, 2019
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Michelle Faudskar
Sep 12, 2019
Dallas, Kris and Mike,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Kathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I am comforted by the knowledge that she is with her dad. I know that you will honor her on Saturday and for all the days to come. Hugs to you all ...
Anne Hartman
Sep 11, 2019
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Carol Nelson
Sep 10, 2019
Kathy was so full of energy, life & love. We walked, talked & biked together. She kept us going.
I will hold you in my prayers. She loved each one of you so. You, her family, & her faith in God were the light in her life.
Forever my friend!
Love Carol & Greg Nelson
Paul Wilkinson
Sep 10, 2019
I was shocked to hear of Kathy's passing. My prayers are with you Paul and the entire family through this difficult time.
Sep 10, 2019
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Sep 10, 2019
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Margaret Ko
Sep 10, 2019
I am SO SORRY to hear of Kathy's sudden passing! She light up the room with her smile and thoughtfulness wherever she went!! She will be MISSED!! My thoughts and prayers to Paul and the family!!
Scott MacAlpine
Sep 09, 2019
The loss of a fellow class alumni of Chaska 1979 is truly tragic for us all. I recently had the pleasure of seeing Kathy at our 40 year class reunion on August 24th, Kathy was full of life and love. The sudden loss cannot be understood. Kathy will be truly missed and I’m glad I have memories of her from the past to the present. My heart goes out to family and friends! I will light a candle for her tonight! God Bless!
Tasha Heller and family
Sep 09, 2019
Kathy was the most cheerful, sweet, welcoming person-- I will miss her! Blessings to her family during this time.
Sep 09, 2019
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Christine Thorson
Sep 08, 2019
Dear Paul and family,
We are heartbroken to hear of the sudden loss of Kathy. Though we haven’t lived in Mankato for many years, we always recall fond memories of sweet conversations, smiles and encouragement that Kathy shared during our time we attended Trinity Church together. May the Lord give you comfort and strength during this time. Love in Him, Kip & Christine Thorson and family
Mara Dehning
Sep 08, 2019
I am truly sorry for such a great loss. I worked with Kathy for 8 years! A kind, thoughtful, cheerful soul, she will really be missed! One of my favorite pictures of Kathy at School! Prayers for strength and peace as you go through this difficult time.
Judy Long
Sep 08, 2019
My heart is broken. My special memories was enjoying working out with Kathy at Kato Engineering about 30 years ago. She was the best! So positive and full of love!!
I will always miss hearing her wonderful voice and laughter.

Kathy I am so heart broken - until we meet again.

Much love Judy
C. J. & Barbara Langton
Sep 08, 2019
So Sad for someone so young. Our prayer is that the presence of Jesus will be with each of you who loved her and will be with you in your grief.
Heather R Herbeck
Sep 08, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I learned and assisted Kathy with her group exercise classes for many years. She was a mentor, a friend.

After awhile, I became the program director of the fitness department at the YMCA and had the pleasure of working beside her. She was ALWAYS energetic. Her spirit was full of life & love. Her smile and the way her eyes lit up whenever she talked to you is what I will never forget.

She was truly a big part of my life and my journey to what and who I am today.

I am saddened by this news, but reflecting on the amazing ways she has influenced my life! And, I feel honored to have met her.
Liz Rotchadl
Sep 07, 2019
Kathy always kept our Y class fun, she encouraged us always with laughter and kind words! I will miss her! So very sorry for your loss!
Michelle Bridges
Sep 07, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my prayers. May God comfort you in this difficult time.