Ascension Church

Kay Vadman

( Feb 12, 1934 – Mar 08, 2015 )




Date: Friday , March 13 
Time: 10:00 am 
Location: The Church of the Ascension
1723 Bryant Ave North, Minneapolis


Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joseph Bernard Vadman, Sr, who passed on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, and her sister, Yvonne Adelmann, who passed in March 2008.


Survived by children Shelley (Hugh) Byard, Scott, Sheryl (Mark) Howard, Shawn (Ann),  Joseph, Jr. and their families; brother Dale (Joyce) Johnson of Apple Valley; grandchildren Neal Byard (Michelle Tousignant), Mathew and Michael Vadman, Nicholas and Tony Howard, Stephanie and Ashley Vadman; great-grandchildren Cassidy and Logan Byard, and Macoy JaVon Vadman; nephews Jeff (Joyce) Wang, Jerry (Katie) Moscowitz, Rand (Lauri) Johnson, Todd (Kelly) Johnson, Grant (Tracie) Johnson, their families and many beloved friends.


Kay Joan Johnson was born in Minneapolis, MN and attended Patrick Henry High School. She was happily married to Joseph Bernard Vadman, Sr. on May 3, 1952 at Ascension Catholic Church by Fr. Bonin.  Joseph and Kay shared over 63 years in love.


Kay’s career spanned over 45 years providing childcare out of her home, not to mention her devoted attention to the partnership she shared with Joseph for the years of involvement they had in the Minneapolis Star 400 Action Travel Club.


She was a very proud, hard-working mother to everyone she met. She loved time with her grandchildren as much as her own children.  Canning, pickling, cooking, baking, and holiday entertaining were a never-ending chore that became a passion for her. She loved to have coffee and cookies ready all the time to treat people.


As a family we “Thank You”, St. Therese staff, for all that you have done to care for both of our parents.  Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery.