By | September 16, 2020

Katherine Nolan dead: Katherine Nolan cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 15, 2020
  • Age: 46 year old
  • Cause of death: lungs cancer

How did Katherine Nolan die?

Katherine Bensen, daughter of former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, died Tuesday following a five-year battle with lung cancer.

A non-smoker, Bensen was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 small-cell lung cancer in 2015.

Nolan, DFL-Crosby, shared the news of his daughter’s diagnosis shortly after winning reelection to Minnesota’s 8th District in 2014. Nolan later retired from politics at the end of 2018, following his sixth term in Congress.

Katherine Nolan Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Katherine Nolan tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

“My prayers are with the entire Nolan family,” Jeff Anderson, Nolan’s former aide in Duluth, said. “Katherine and her family were such fighters through her battle with cancer. Her work in recent years advocating for the lung cancer community was inspiring and has positively impacted many lives here in Minnesota and across the nation.”

Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Hermantown:

“I am absolutely heartbroken to hear about the passing of Rick Nolan’s beloved daughter, Katherine,” Stauber said in a statement issued by his congressional office. “She fought a brave fight against cancer, inspiring so many with her positivity and determination. We must eradicate the terrible disease that claimed her life, and I pledge to do everything in my power to secure additional funding for research on lung cancer and other types of cancers.”

Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan wrote;

I’m incredibly sad to hear about the passing of @USRepRickNolan’s daughter, Katherine. No parent should have to experience the loss of their child. My deepest condolences to the Nolan family during this devastating time.

Common Cause MN wrote;

Our deepest sympathy to the Nolan family @RickNolanMN and loved ones. Katherine was and will always be the brightest light in any space. Red heart

Amy Klobuchar wrote;

My heart goes out to my friend Rick Nolan and his entire family. His daughter Katherine fought lung cancer for five years. Her indefatigable spirit & courage gave her husband & four children five more years with their wonderful mom. We will miss her.

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