Kaylie Hogue

SLEEPY EYE – Services for Kaylie Hogue, 24, of Sleepy Eye, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski officiating. Interment will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Kaylie died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, of an epileptic seizure at her home in Sherburn. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Sturm Funeral Home of Sleepy Eye is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com

Kaylie was born July 16, 1988, in New Ulm, Minn. She graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 2006 and from Minnesota State University-Mankato with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was currently teaching at Martin County West High School. Kaylie was a friend to everyone. She was kind, honest and had the ability to light up a room with her big blue eyes and huge white smile; she melted your heart the minute you met her. She loved teaching at Martin County West High School; it changed her life forever, and she adored the entire staff. They accepted her with open arms and made her feel appreciated and loved. She had a deep passion for teaching and wanted to help each and every student reach their highest potential. She worked hard to be the best teacher she could be.

Her pride and joy was her dog, Deuce. She felt like a proud “Momma” when he starred in the Wizard of Oz at Martin County West, as Toto.

She met her true love, Kurt Muhl, in July of 2011. The past two years were the happiest of Kaylie’s life. She experienced the feeling of deep and everlasting love. They were engaged to be married on Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.

As a child, Kaylie was always singing and acting. She loved making up plays and pretending she was “Annie” or “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz. Everyone around her became part of her play whether they wanted to or not. She enjoyed music, theatre, concerts and plays. Billy Elliot, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Legally Blonde and Rent were on the top of the list. She enjoyed listening to music. Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, American Idol, InSync and Taylor Swift were a few of her favorites growing up.

She loved her family deeply and was loved by all; she always put her family first. She has a huge family and everyone meant the world to her. She was taken from us way too soon and will be deeply missed by her family, all of her friends, co-workers, students and all whom she touched in her short life. Spread your wings and fly, Kaylie. Heaven truly got a beautiful Angel.

Kaylie is survived by her parents, Deb and Scott Hadley of Sleepy Eye and Jeff and Shelly Hogue of New Ulm; siblings, Josh Hadley of Wabasso, Jessica (Jacob) Malone of St. Cloud, Tyler Hadley of Sleepy Eye, Danielle, Madison and Jordan Hogue of New Ulm; nephew, Connor Malone of St. Cloud; fiance, Kurt Muhl and his parents, Jeff and BethAnn Muhl of Granite Falls; grandparents, Alvin and Mary Brockway of Le Center, Jan Hadley of Parkers Prairie, Mike and Vonnie Esser of New Ulm; great-grandma, Mickey Esser of New Ulm; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim and Pauline Hogue, and Kenneth Hadley.