Kay Joan Bade


October 21, 1932 - March 31, 2015



Kay Joan Bornholdt was born October 21, 1932 to Alvin and Myrtle (Fox) Bornholdt at Waseca, MN.  She moved to Fairmont, MN with her parents in 1938 and attended school there, graduating from Fairmont High School in 1950. She attended Macalester College and graduated from Mankato State College.  She married Robert Eggleston on April 24, 1954 and then on June 27, 1970 she married Bruce E. Bade in Sioux Falls, SD. They moved to Mitchell in March 1971.  She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and served on the committee to choose Girl’s Staters for many years.  She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time at Marlin’s at I-90 and Rita’s with her coffee friends.

She is survived by three grandchildren: Jaclyn Underwood, Robert Underwood and Samantha Underwood, two great-grandchildren: Sabrina Underwood and Elisha Underwood, her brother, Dave (Patricia) Bornholdt, and a niece, Tracy (John) Roe all of Lincoln, NE.

She was preceded in death by her only child, Dawn Underwood in January 2003 and her husband, Bruce Bade in 1994.




Monday, April 6, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, April 7, 2015
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Greg Bade on April 3, 2015
If ever anyone came into another's life at the right time, it was when Kay met my brother Bruce. Their love for each other was easy to see. They built a life together in a town neither had lived in before and she kept the social agenda full for the two of them. Kay was very social and her circle of friends grew and grew. Thank God, these friends helped her through the sad times of losing Bruce and again when Dawn died. In a light-hearted memory, I recall a day when Kay showed her friendly, social manner. We were taking a driving tour of new homes in the area and somehow she had accidently driven us out on a golf course. Kay enthusiastically waved back at the golfers waving their hands over their heads!

We miss you, Kay and will love you always
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