On Sunday January 14th Kim rejoined her heavenly family and gained her wings with family by her side while she was listening to her favorite songs. She will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. She also had many friends and was a well-loved member of the Golden Valley community. Kim's passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her, marked by her enduring spirit of care and compassion.
Kim's life was a journey of love, dedication, and service. For nearly four decades, she worked as a dental assistant, touching the lives of many with her kindness and gentle demeanor. Her professional life was a reflection of her innate desire to help and comfort others.
Kim's journey through life was shared with her first husband, Mark Budeslich, and later, Steven Stroup, both of whom preceded her in death. Her marriages were chapters of love and partnership, leaving her with cherished memories and life lessons.
Kim is survived by her daughters and grandchildren, who were the cornerstone of her life. She instilled in them values of strength, kindness, and the importance of family. Her love and guidance have left an indelible mark on their lives, and she will be remembered through the legacy of love she nurtured in them.
Outside of her professional commitments, Kim found joy and tranquility in nature. She was an avid gardener, finding peace in the nurturing of plants and witnessing the cycle of life in her garden. Kim also relished long walks, embracing the beauty of nature, and enjoying scenic drives and boat rides. These moments were not just pastimes but a reflection of her appreciation for life's simple pleasures and the beauty of the world around her.
A celebration of Kim's life will be held at a future date, where family, friends, and those whose lives she touched are invited to share memories and honor her legacy.
Kim Stroup's memory will continue to inspire and comfort those who knew her. Her life was a tapestry of caring, love, and quiet strength, and she will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, dear Kim.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Kim
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota