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Katherine Helen Murray Frommelt

Katherine Helen Murray Frommelt, American nurse. Certified ADEC certified as death educator and grief counselor 1995. Recipient Volunteer Health Service award, Iowa Medical Society Auxiliary, 1985, Outstanding Volunteer award, American Cancer Society, 1985, Mercy Medical Center Distinguished Alumni award, 1986, Iowa Governor's award, 1992.


  • Frommelt, Katherine Helen Murray was born on September 7, 1947 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of William Roy and Ivanelle Patricia (Key) Murray.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Mercy Medical Center School Nursing, 1968. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Dubuque, 1983. MSN, University Dubuque, 1988.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Walden University, 2001.


    • Staff nurse for psychological mental health University Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, 1968—1969. Instructor school nursing Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa, 1969—1970, in-service education director, 1969—1970. Nursing volunteer instructor, coordinator Hospice of Dubuque, since 1982, board directors, since 1983, chairperson, 1986—1989.

      Nurse of hope Iowa division American Cancer Society, since 1983. Occupational health program director Frommelt Industries, Dubuque, Iowa, 1985—1989. Nursing instructor Clarke College, 1989—1990, assistant professor nursing, department chairperson, 1990—1995, associate professor, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified ADEC certified as death educator and grief counselor 1995.


    Member St. Joseph's School Board Education, Dubuque, 1984—1988, president, 1985—1986. Board directors, member public relations and legislation action committee Mercy Medical Center, Iowa, 1983—1988. Member of Sertoma (Service to Mankind award Dubuque 1984), Dubuqueland Mothers of Twins Club (president 1980-1982, advisory board since 1983), Iowa State Mothers of Twins Club (state representative 1982-1983), Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married David John Frommelt, January 25, 1969.
    • father: William Roy Murray
    • mother: Ivanelle Patricia (Key) Murray
    • spouse: David John Frommelt
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    Born September 7, 1947
    (age 70)