Kathryn Jane Prins, or Kate as she was known to her family and friends, passed away on Nov. 26, 2021, at the age of 67.
Kate was born in Windom, Minn., to Leon Sorensen and Carol Hofstad Sorensen in 1954. She graduated from Storden Jeffers High School in 1972 and attended Northwestern Bible College. Kate married Bruce Prins in 1974 at Storden Baptist Church. They lived in Storden, Minn., until 1981 when they moved with their daughters Amber and Candice to Alamosa, Colo., and then in 2019 relocated to Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kate was a loving and giving person who enjoyed many things including camping, gardening, painting, sewing, baking, and especially singing with her husband Bruce in church. She was a cherished wife, devoted mother, and adored grandmother. Kate loved caring for children throughout her life, including her daycare kids, grandchildren, and all her daughters’ friends who affectionately called her “Momma Kate”. She also enjoyed her work at Monte Vista Eye Care, where she enjoyed caring for her patients and working with her coworkers. Kate was immensely proud of her family, loved her friends, and leaves behind beautiful memories. All whom loved her dearly will never forget her charm, grace, and undying love and caring for them. Her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
Kate is survived by her husband Bruce, her children: Amber (Chris) Crown and Candice (Dana) Wright; her grandchildren: Craig Crown, Austen (Halie) Velasquez, Rhys Velasquez, Lillian Wright, Emerson Wright, and Meredith Wright; her stepmother Ruth Sorensen, and her brother Jim (Wilma) Sorensen, as well as numerous other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Carol Sorensen and father-in-law Robert Prins.
A celebration of Kate’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Heart of the Springs Church (2726 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs CO 80909). The service will be streamed live online at hotschurch.org and will be available for viewing afterward on vimeo.com/hotschurch.
There will also be a memorial service for Kate held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Alamosa Christian Reformed Church (1861 County Rd. 10 S, Alamosa, CO 81101).
The family would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in memory of Kathryn Jane Prins, to MD Anderson Cancer Center, online (http://mdacc.convio.net/goto/kathrynprins) or mailed to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4470, Houston, TX 77210-4470. Please include “Kathryn Jane Prins/ fecr21 / P2P1450160” on the check or money order.
Condolences may be sent to Bruce Prins at 2510 Parkview Blvd., Colorado Springs CO 80906.