She was a Crookston native.

Kay Ann (Ryan) Askeland was born in Crookston, Minnesota, to Wilbur and Asta Ryan on January 01, 1941. She had three sisters, Gloria, Patty, and Diane. She quietly passed away in the early morning hours of April 25, 2013.

Kay moved to California as a young lady and settled in San Jose.  She was married to the love of her life Edgar Norman Askeland raised two daughters, Renae and Michelle. She become the grandmother of Joshua, Jasmine, Rachel, Tyler, Ryan, and Bella, as well as the great-grandmother of six children.

Her laugh, her smile, her kind words and the wonderful stories she told about her life will be missed by many.

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." (Anonymous)