Kay Carol Logghe, 73 of Glenwood City, Wisconsin passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born October 3, 1944 in Winona, Minnesota to Raymond and Doris (Garringer) Dobberphul. Kay attended school as a Riverman in Alma, Wisconsin and graduated with the class of 1962. She then attended Buffalo County Teacher’s College and graduated in June of 1964. She got her first teaching job in Glenwood City, starting in the fall of 1964 at the young age of 19. She met David at a football game that September and they were married on July 10, 1965 in Glenwood City where she became a farm wife. They farmed 900 acres of cropland and milked 170 cows until 1991 when they decided to sell the farm and focus on Logghe Trucking, Inc. Kay earned her Bachelor’s Degree from UW River Falls in the fall of 1972. She became cheerleading coach in 1976 where she had one of the best cheerleading programs in the state for 30 years. She treated them all as family. Kay coached her squads to many sportsmanship awards, had 2 NCA All-American cheerleaders, and sent a team to Nationals. Kay graduated with her Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University in October of 2003.
Kay taught all grades in elementary school along with being instrumental in advising numerous school committees. Kay’s most notable accomplishments were being named Fox Channel 9 Teacher of the Year in 2006 and starting the “Special Friends” Program at Glenhaven Retirement Home as the Glenwood Elementary Student Council Advisor. Kay’s favorite hobbies outside of the Glenwood City School walls included reading, bowling, camping, traveling, attending Keith Urban concerts, anything Disney, and most notably spending time with her family and grandchildren. Kay’s love for people was evident as she opened the Logghe home to numerous families, friends, and foreign brothers and sisters.
As an educator, Kay has touched countless lives over her incredible 47 years as an elementary teacher and cheer coach for the Glenwood City School District. As a lifelong learner, Kay’s impact on students and cheerleaders is felt long past her unprecedented tenure. Her love of life, contagious smile, and care for everyone she had contact with will further be etched as we strive to follow a similar path.
Mom, Nana, Mrs. Logghe, Coach, Ya-Ya or Kay has left a presence in all of us to strive to be our best and enjoy our journey through this life. Her wisdom, belief in our selves, and the will to succeed is who this special lady was to so many. Her ability to relate, provide a honest ear, or her ability to help you see your strengths are just some of her magical powers similar to what you would find in her place of joy, Disney World!
As you journey through life please remember Kay’s mantra of living life written by Bonnie Mohr: Life is not a race – but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say “thank you”, “I love you”, and “great job” to someone each day. Go to church, take time for prayer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper. Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental – search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself – plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment.
Kay will be greatly missed by her four children, Robert (Lisa) Logghe, Holly (Patrick) Olson, Christa (Gabe) Walz, and Sarah Logghe. Seven grandchildren; Jake and Cole Logghe, Drew, Brody, and McKinley Olson, Haidyn and Langston Walz who all reside in the Glenwood City area. She is further survived by two sisters, Donna Herold and Joy (Richard) Gleiter and also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband David, infant son Joseph Raymond, her parents Ray and Doris, and her sister Marilyn Markey. Kay had many passions and enjoyed life to its fullest.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glenwood City, WI with Fathers Jerry Harris and John Long as celebrants. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday January 25, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 and one prior to services Friday. with the Eulogy at 10:30. Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home of Glenwood City, WI.