Kay Nee, 90, Eagan

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kay Bonner Nee, actress-writer-activist, passed away Aug. 2, 2010, after a brief battle with lung cancer at age 90.

Preceded in death by husband, William, she is survived by son, Christopher (Susie); daughters: Nicole (Alan Cox), Lisa (Jeff Cohen) and Rachel (Adam Hall); and by grandchildren: Alyssa, Laurel, Scott, Will, Grantland, Hank, David, Ben, Charlie and Willow.

Kay Nee

She is a graduate of College of St. Catherine, worked as an on-air personality at KATE Radio in 1943 and served in World War II with 5th Corps in Europe as entertainer with Red Cross.

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She was a witness to the Holocaust and was a radio personality, actress, writer, director at WCCO-TV in 1950s, and an activist for peace and justice. Her sense of adventure, love of life and of humanity continue to inspire us.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of St. John Neumann, 4030 Pilot Knob Road at Deerwood Drive, Eagan. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at J.S. Klecatsky & Sons Funeral Home (651-454-9488), 1580 Century Point, Eagan, and also one-hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.