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“Dear Longtine Family, Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, The Marquette Area Public Schools...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: MAPS

“Sarah and family , i am beyond words that will make this any better , she was the sweetest ever , like a little sister we always said , she was loved...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Cox

“Dear Louie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Kathys' passing. My love, prayers and condolences to you and your family. May God bless and console...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Martin (Laurich)

“So sorry to hear of kathys passing condolences to all familys at such a dificult time ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: David reffruschinni

“Rip love you Kat Kat you will always be in my heart you will always be missed Richard Jesse and I love you so so much ????? ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Sims

“My deepest sympathy to Kathys family and friends. Ive known her sine she was a little girl and hung out with my children. I am deeply saddened . ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Ferguson and family

“Sarah, Joe an I are both so Sorry for the loss of your Mom. Kathy was always such a Nice & Friendly lady, She Will be Missed By Many.. It's so sad to...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Joe & Sheri Greet

“My dear Louie, Sarah, and Family, oh how my heart hurts for the loss of a dear, dear friend. Many memories we (all) have shared. I will never forget...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marybeth Coleman

“Louis you may not remember me. I worked at City Insurance and you talked about Kathy when you came in. She was so fortunate to have you in her life....Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Roma Meyskens

“so sorry to hear about your loss. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Marie Chaperon

“Kathy was a lifelong friend, and a very good person! I hadn't seen her in quite a few years! However, I was fortunate to reconnect with her on...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa McGowan


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.