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Kathryn Shugart Galvin, 60, formerly of Rockford, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 in New York. She was born December 17, 1956, in Chicago, IL; the daughter of John and Nancy (Schmeling) Shugart. Kathryn grew up in Rockford. Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, she attended Rockford schools. After graduating from the Art Institute in Chicago, she spent one year in Paris. She moved to New York in 1980 and worked as a fashion designer for Mary McFadden and several other clothing manufacturers and menswear companies. Kathryn worked as a bookkeeper for several companies in recent years. In 2014, Kathryn moved to Florida with the love of her life, David Casson. He predeceased her in 2015. Following his death , she moved back to the Bronxville area.
She is survived by her sister, Becky (Peter) Rundquist of Rockford; niece, Nancy (Bryan) Deaton; nephew, Dave (Danielle) Rundquist and their children, Gabe and Lucas Deaton, Reagan and Madison Rundquist. Also, David's son, Josh (Jessica) Casson.
Memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 N. Horsman St. Rockford with Rev. David Thies officiating. Private burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, 5183 Harlem Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111.

Condolences & Shared Memories (5)

  1. Linda Weingartner Brown

    So sorry to hear the news of Kathy's passing. Sending love and prayers to you, Becky and Pete, and all of Kathy's loved ones. May your fond memories of Kathy bring you comfort and peace.

  2. Jane Weis Proudfoot

    Dear Becky and Pete, This makes my heart ache as I'm sure it does yours. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and remembering a wonderfully quirky, incredibly bright and talented woman ! Sending hugs, Jane

  3. Ray and Carole Jones.

    Saddened by the news of Kathy's passing. Praying for her peaceful rest and comfort for the family. God bless you with happy memories.

  4. Mary Rundquist

    My heart goes out to you, Becky, and to all those who knew and loved Kathy. It is so very sad that she died so young. Please know that you are not alone in your sorrow and grief. Sending you much love in hopes you will find some comfort knowing myself and others share deeply in your loss. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you and your family. All my sympathy, Mary

  5. Becky Lindvall

    Becky, I am so sorry to read of your sister's death. She sounds like an amazingly creative person. My prayers and condolences.


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