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Kathryn Celeste Saari

Kathryn Celeste Saari, American public health nurse. Registered Nurse, Minnesota; certified public health nurse. Named Nurse of Year, Polk County Nursing Service, 1993.


  • Saari, Kathryn Celeste was born on September 3, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of H. Thaine and Margaret F. (Sauntry) Lyman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, 1970.


    • Assistant head nurse St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, 1970-1973. Instructor College St. Teresa, Winona, 1973-1974, St. Cloud (Minnesota) Hospital School Nursing, 1974-1976. Staff nurse St. Cloud Hospital, 1976-1978.

      Instructor Minnesota Area Vocational Technology Institute System, St. Cloud, Alexandria, 1974-1980. Charge nurse Long Prairie (Minnesota) Memorial Hospital, 1980-1986. Public health nurse Polk County Nursing Service, Crookston, Minnesota, 1986-1994, Center for American Indian Resources, Duluth, 1994-1996, Arrowhead Juvenile Center, Duluth, 1996-1997, Carlton County Health Services, Cloquet, Minnesota, since 1997.

      Member Minnesota Perinatal Guidelines Task Force, Minneapolis, 1988-1990. Director Improved Pregnancy Outcome Program, Crookston, Minnesota, 1986-1994. Sexuality educator, workshop presenter, since 1986.

      Member advisory board directors Early Childhood Family Education. Member Polk County Child Protection Team, Family Resource Group. Coordinator Partners in Parenting.

      Member Polk County Human Immunodeficiency Virus Task Force. Co-founded Polk County Alliance for Youth and Families, 1991-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Minnesota. Certified public health nurse.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Cathedral School Board, Crookston, 1987-1990. Member Diocesan School Board, Crookston, 1988-1990, Junior High Action Board, Crookston, 1988-1990, 91-94, Senior High Action Board, 1990-1994. Co-chairman Nurses Fun Night Scholarship, Crookston, 1989-1990.

    Certified nurse American Red Cross. Member Diocesan Respect Life Commission, 1987-1990, Diocesan Sexuality Task Force. Member advisory committee March Dimes Health Professional, 1992-1994.

    Member Minnesota Perinatal Organization, Parents Active in Catholic Education, Minnesota Public Health Association.



    Singing with a triple trio group.


    • Married Charles T. Saari, February 2, 1974. Children: Matthew, Julia.
    • father: H. Thaine Lyman
    • mother: Margaret F. (Sauntry) Lyman
    • spouse: Charles T. Saari
    • children: Matthew Saari
    • Julia Saari
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    Born September 3, 1948
    (age 69)