It is with deep sadness that our St. Thomas community mourns the loss of a sophomore student, Katherine (Katie) Mullen, who was found unresponsive in her bed on Oct. 19. An autopsy carried out by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office found her asthma condition caused respiratory distress and led to sudden death. The death was determined to be natural causes.

Katie was a native of Andover, Minn., a dean’s list student who worked in Academic Counseling & Support and a cherished friend. She will be deeply missed. 

Counseling and Psychological Services and the  Center for Campus Ministry  are available for students, faculty and staff who desire additional grief support. St. Thomas Peer Ministry will be hosting a Vigil for Katie on Oct. 29 from 8-9 p.m. at Koch Fireside on campus.

Please remember Katie, her family and friends in your prayers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Day Camp Guy Robinson, supporting scholarships for summer camp opportunities.

Visitation was on Oct. 28 from 3-7 p.m., with memory sharing at 6:30 p.m., at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd., and one hour prior to service at the church. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Epiphany, 11001 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids. Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery.

Read her obituary online.

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