Kay Joan Bornholdt was born October 21, 1932 to Alvin and Myrtle (Fox) Bornholdt at Waseca, MN. She moved to Fairmont, MN with her parents in 1938 and attended school there, graduating from Fairmont High School in 1950. She attended Macalester College and graduated from Mankato State College. She married Robert Eggleston on April 24, 1954 and then on June 27, 1970 she married Bruce E. Bade in Sioux Falls, SD. They moved to Mitchell in March 1971. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and served on the committee to choose Girl’s Staters for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time at Marlin’s at I-90 and Rita’s with her coffee friends.
She is survived by three grandchildren: Jaclyn Underwood, Robert Underwood and Samantha Underwood, two great-grandchildren: Sabrina Underwood and Elisha Underwood, her brother, Dave (Patricia) Bornholdt, and a niece, Tracy (John) Roe all of Lincoln, NE.
She was preceded in death by her only child, Dawn Underwood in January 2003 and her husband, Bruce Bade in 1994.