Cover photo for Katsuko Carothers's Obituary
Katsuko Carothers Profile Photo
1949 Katsuko 2019

Katsuko Carothers

May 4, 1949 — May 4, 2019

Alexandria, MN

Katsuko Carothers, the daughter of Kinuko and Katsusiro Noda, was born on May 4, 1949 in Sasebo, Japan.

In 1981, Katsuko met the love of her life, Robert Carothers while he was stationed in Sasebo, Japan with the United States Navy.  They were united in marriage on July 21, 1982 at the American Consulate in Sasebo, Japan.  Together they moved to the United States where they lived in San Diego, CA and Rock Island, IL.  After 20 years in Rock Island, Katsuko and Bob decided to move back to Minnesota and bought a home in Alexandria twelve years ago.

Katsuko was a caring and outgoing woman, who loved to garden, crotchet, and sew.  She was an excellent cook and her specialty was authentic Japanese meals.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Katsuko Carothers died on her 70th birthday, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home with her loving husband of 37 years at her side.  She is survived by her husband Robert Carothers of Alexandria, special pet companions, Koko and Pixie; 3 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  She was preceded in death her parents, a sister, brother-in-law and a sister-n-law.

A Celebration of Katsuko’s life was held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home.  She will buried at a later date in her homeland of Sasebo, Japan.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. www.andersonfuneral.net

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katsuko Carothers, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 9, 2019

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life Service

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree