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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.


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;instructor, 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 Svc., Crookston, Minnesota, 1986-1994;public health nurse, Center for American Indian Resources, Duluth, 1994-1996;public health nurse, Arrowhead Juvenile Center, Duluth, 1996-1997;public health nurse, Carlton County Health Superior vena cava syndrome, 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 of 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.


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 of advisory committee March DimesHealth Professional, 1992-1994.

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


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: singing with a triple trio group.


Married Charles T. Saari, February 2, 1974. Children: Matthew, Julia.