Kathleen M. Longtine

SKANDIA, MI – Kathleen Mary Longtine (Sims), 50, of Skandia, died Friday morning, July 7, 2017 at her home.

She was born September 12, 1966 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Donald and Ann (Holland) Sims. She was a 1984 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and a lifelong area resident.

On March 13, 2012 she married Louis E. Longtine in Marquette.

Kathy had worked in housekeeping at local motels and at College Laundry for a time.

She loved visiting historical places, camping, spending time with family and friends.

She also enjoyed making rugs and giving them to people close to her, playing cards and was an avid Detroit Lions and Red Wings fan.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Louis of Skandia; daughter, Sarah (Chadd) Patchak of Marquette; grandchildren, Erik and Chadd Jr.; siblings, JoAnne (Mark) Meehan of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Robert (Jane) Sims of Marquette, Gary (Kay) Sims of Marquette, James (Patty) Sims of Florence, AL, Brian Sims of Sault Ste. Marie, Dennis Sims of Neenah, WI, Alan Sims of Gladstone, MI and Bill (Carla) Borchert of Neenah, WI; and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Sims.

Visitation will be held at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm followed by a luncheon in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to the family.

Kathy’s obituary may also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where memories may be shared.