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Kathleen "Kathy" Kay (Albrecht) Muxen

October 17, 1951 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 69)


On December 8th, 2020, Kathleen Kay (Albrecht) Muxen loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 69.

Kathy was born October 17th, 1951, in Redfield, SD to Phyllis (Leesch) and Roy Albrecht. She attended Northern State University and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following graduation, she worked at the South Dakota Developmental Center - Redfield where she met and married Barry Muxen. They were later married on September 12th, 1980 and settled on a farm in the Doland area. She worked at the bank for 27 years until branch closure. They raised one son, Andrew Muxen. Kathy and Barry retired and eventually moved to Rapid City, SD.

Kathy had a passion for community work and a love of rural South Dakota. She founded Women in Action and the Doland Corn Fest. Kathy was also active in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Doland, SD. She was admired for her positive attitude, enthusiasm, and leadership in the community. She was loved for her warmth and acceptance towards others. Kathy enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, music, and baking. She was known for her excellent pie crusts. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and supporting her child and grandchildren by traveling to many activities.

Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Roy Albrecht and mother, Phyllis Albrecht. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Barry of Rapid City; her son, Andrew (Jessica) and their sons LeRoy and Fox of Cedar Rapids, IA; and her siblings: Mary (LeRoy) Timmerman of West Point, NE; David (Yvette) Albrecht of Redfield, SD; and Lori (Jim) Elie of Clark, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 12th, 2020, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Redfield at 10:30 a.m.  Visitation will be prior to the service, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow the service at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Redfield. Memorials may be sent to Lupus Foundation of America. 

Masks and social distancing are encouraged at the church.  The Mass will be live-streamed to the funeral home’s website, under Kathy’s obituary.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield.  (


Clergy ~ Reverend John Short

Lector ~ LeRoy Timmerman

Organist ~ Barb Baus

Cantor and Soloist ~ Judy Mayer

Pallbearers ~ Dave Albrecht, John Timmerman, Ephram Albrecht,

LeRoy Timmerman, LeRoy Wilson, Myles Rubenzer

Honorary Pallbearers ~ Jane Coats, Audrey Remily


To send flowers to Kathleen "Kathy" Kay (Albrecht) Muxen's family, please visit our floral store.


December 12, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Church
213 East 6th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469

Mass of Christian Burial
December 12, 2020

10:30 AM
Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Church
213 East 6th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event

December 12, 2020

11:30 AM
Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery
Highway 281 North
Redfield, SD 57469

Please note
The funeral Mass will be live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. and a link will be added above to view before the service begins.


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