Kathleen Marie Jagdmann
Departed in Melbourne, Florida on March 28, 2020
Kathleen Marie (Shea) Jagdmann
Kathy was born in Detroit Michigan on May 3rd, 1946 to Edward J. and Jean M. Shea. She is survived by her loving husband Ken Jagdmann, and her son Michael Jagdmann (Amy), daughters Dianne McAuliffe (Dan) and Theresa Miles (Jason). Kathy deeply loved her 9 grandchildren; Rhea, Nicolas, Morgan, Katya, Kendall, Alek, Dylan, Lucas, and Olivia. She also loved her two great-grandchildren; Liam and Quinn.
Kathy graduated from Mercy High school in Detroit and finished her nursing education at Mercy School of Nursing in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Kathy met Ken in the summer of 1963 thanks to her best friend, Bonnie, and Ken’s best friend, Tom, who were dating at the time. Kathy and Ken dated for 4 years before marrying on April 28th, 1967. They lived in Ann Arbor for 2 years before moving to Melbourne, Florida, arriving in town on December 31st, 1969. With the exception of 3 years living in Jacksonville Beach, Fl., they have resided in the Melbourne area since; Palm Bay, Eau Gallie, Indiatlantic, Melbourne Beach and Melbourne.
Kathy was a stay at home mom for the first few years raising her young children. She was later employed, as a floor RN at Holmes Regional hospital for several years then worked for an ENT doctor as the office nurse and his surgery nurse for more than 15 years. Moving to Jacksonville in 1998, she was employed at the Mayo Clinic in the ENT department. After returning to Melbourne she worked in the GI Lab at Holmes Regional, and was last employed as an office nurse for a primary care doctor.
During her lifetime, Kathy was very committed to helping others and volunteering for many different organizations. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years for both of her daughters, a founding member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (ICC) in Melbourne Beach, FL, served as an Eucharistic Minister for both ICC and Ascension Catholic Church (ASC). She attended and facilitated many bible study groups at both churches, as well as belonged to marriage enrichment groups for over 40 years. She also belonged to Family Ministry Group through Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (OLL). She volunteered for ASC Adoration Chapel, facilitated “CHIRP” retreat weekends and worked with ASC Social Concerns as another way to give back to her community. Because sharing her faith were such an important part of Kathy’s life, she traveled with medical mission teams to Central America to help serve the medical needs of the area.
Family was extremely important to Kathy. For the past 23 years, Kathy organized family reunion vacations, which allowed the family to create lifelong memories together. She also valued her many friend groups that she considered as family. She loved creating memories with her family and friends through camping, traveling, playing bridge, hiking, scuba diving, and exploring. One of her favorite past times was baking cookies with her grandchildren and attending school functions and games. In her spare time, Kathy enjoyed sewing, quilting, creating stained glass art, and knitting.
A funeral Mass for the immediate family is being held in Kathy’s honor on Wednesday, April 1 at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne, Florida. After the COVID-19 virus situation stabilizes, the family plans to hold a memorial Mass for all extended family and friends to celebrate Kathy’s life.