Kathi Hill(RR) Haberman

Profile Updated: July 31, 2021
Kathi Hill(RR)
Residing In: Heron Lake, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Mark Haberman
Occupation: RN; Education Manager
Children: Ryan, age 29, was born August 1981 just days after our 10th reunion (which I was unable to attend due More…to his impending birth). Ryan is a diesel mechanic/farmer and was recently married on 8/28/2010, so I have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Carrissa. Carrissa is Assistant Vice President for the Commerical Bank of Heron Lake
Erin age 27 was born in July of 1983. She completed a Master's Degree in Sociology and teaches Sociology on-line for two Minnesota community colleges. Erin lives in Heron Lake, so both of my kids are close.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I graduated from UND’s College of Nursing in 1975 and promptly left Grand Forks for Minneapolis. I worked as an RN in the Twin Cities area for two years before moving to SW Minnesota to pursue public health nursing. I soon met my husband Mark and Heron Lake, MN, population 780, became my home when we were married in November of 1979. We’ve now lived on the Haberman family farm for 28 years. Our farm is a Century Farm, meaning it has been in the family for at least 100 years (actually closer to 120). Mark raised hogs for 30 years but now raises only corn and soybeans. He also works at Pioneer Seeds in Jackson, Minnesota. I earned a master’s degree in nursing in 1995 from SDSU in Brookings, S.D. I taught nursing and later became the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, MN. After 15 years at Minnesota West I decided to try something new, and in 2001 became the Education Manager at the Worthington Regional Hospital –now Sanford Medical Center Worthington (perhaps you’ve heard the “Sanford” name – Sanford just merged with Fargo’s Merit Care). I was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Nursing by Governor Carlson in 1998 and by Governor Pawlenty in 2006. I currently serve as Vice President of the Board. We like to motorcycle (three trips to the Sturgis rally in the past few years) and travel (especially cruises) when we can. As of this writing I have seven years, seven months and 16 days to retirement. Oh - I am the proud owner of a discreet tattoo that commemorated my 50th birthday and plan another one at 60! I am looking forwared to the reunion.

7/2021 Update, if anyone cares, lol. I retired in July of 2018, but continue very part time as school nurse for our tiny school district

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Feb 28, 2024 at 4:03 PM

Skip was one of a kind. I hope you are playing Johnny B. Goode

Feb 26, 2024 at 9:43 PM

I'm late in writing this, I don't visit this site often enough. Cindy and I met in 7th grade at Schroeder.  We were close friends through our teen years  and young adulthood.  Cindy and Greg lived in California, Singapore, and Bangkok, so we saw very little of each other for years. They did finally settle in Minneapolis. Cindy hosted "birthday parties" for our group of high school girlfriends when we turned 50, 55, and 60 at their beautiful lake home. Sadly, she died  before we reached 65.

Cindy and I shared Bible camp experiences, were Y daycamp counselors,  Rainbow Girls, working at Sears Catalg department, slumber parties where we climbed out of basement windows, hours on the phone when we were both  babysitting, and much, much more. We shared an apartment in the Twin Cities after college graduation, and she was maid of honor at my wedding.  It still feels like a gut punch when I remember that she is gone. Gone way too soon.

Feb 26, 2024 at 9:11 PM

I've been going through boxes of memorabilia, discarding things I don't want my kids to see someday, lol. And I've been thinking about Debbie.

My 8th grade diary is full of comments and snippets about Debbie. We spent a lot of time together. I remember so much about her! And in every single picture I have, Debbie is wearing a huge smile!. Gone too soon. I'm so glad I was able to see her and talk to her in that red pickup at the 40th reunion!

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