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Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home
Thursday December 30th, 2021
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Friday December 31st, 2021

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Friday December 31st, 2021

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Kimiko (Kimmy) Bybee

Kimiko (Kimmy) Erdman-Bybee, 84, passed away peacefully December 28, 2021, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10 am at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Pastor John Mitchem will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 4 to 6pm at Bayview and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.

Kimmy was born on November 23, 1937, to Masaji and Ayako Miyazaki in Sasebo City, Japan. At 27, Kimmy married a naval serviceman and came to the United States from Japan earning her citizenship while raising three children. Kimmy married Charles “Chuck” Bybee in November of 1974 and they made their home in Albert Lea.

Kimmy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge. Her hobbies included bowling, playing cards with family and friends, bingo, and ceramics. Kimmy’s other favorite pastimes were crocheting, knitting, sewing, gardening, and enjoying her “vitamins”.

Kimmy is survived by her son Michael D. (Nelda) Erdman; daughters, Teresa (Erdman) Adams and Tammy (Erdman) (Jerred) Jerdee; grandchildren, Phillip Martinez, Joseph (Nicole) Stout II, Nathan Erdman, Misty Rudy, Michael A. (Caitlin) Erdman, Calvin Adams, Carly (Drake) Roche, John Adams, Ethan Jerdee, and Cole Jerdee; and eight great grandchildren.

Kimmy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and many other extended family members and friends.

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My sincerest sympathies to Kimmy's family. Kimmy was a cherished friend of my mom's (Bette Schaub) and I truly hope that they shared a big hug and some laughter together in heaven.

Dawn Boelke Jan 5 2022 8:55 AM

Thinking of all of you during this time. Jimmy was such a fun person. I got to know her in my teenage years working at the Elks Club. She taught me so much and was always fun to work with. She brightened up not only a room, but brightened up everyone's day! She will be dearly missed by many.

Amy (Fredrickson) Avelar Dec 31 2021 2:21 PM

Kimmy you will be missed by many. You touched the lives of everyone that you met. I will always smile remembering two vitamins ha. And the stories you told about those vitamins. I pray your family finds peace and comfort during this time!

Cortney (Thostenson) Cottrell Dec 30 2021 7:16 PM

My Deepest Sympathy to entire family and friends. I've known your daughter for the last 5yrs and she is absolutely an amazing woman. I'm grateful for her friendship. Thank you for giving life to her so all of us can have her in our lives.

Elizabeth Sundquist Dec 30 2021 4:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kimiko (Kimmy) Bybee

Elizabeth Sundquist Dec 30 2021 4:49 PM

Tammy - so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. May you have wonderful memories to hold on to.

Lynette Mullenbach Dec 30 2021 4:23 PM

We had soo much fun always at diamond 💎 Jo's. Will miss calling you "mama " when ever we say you. Always a kind word and a big smile, Rest In Peace, fly fly fly

Jean and John Riedlinger Dec 30 2021 4:05 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Michael, Teresa, and Tammy. Kimmy was good person and a good friend. So many memories of Kim and our time spent together or on the phone. We shall miss our friend.

Sandy and Lee Jacobson Dec 30 2021 2:10 AM

Love you kimmy!! We had lots of fun with you and your children. Mike , Teresa and Tammy . Lots of good memories.

Elsie Dec 29 2021 9:38 PM

love you kimmy..so many laughs working with you....

Linda Cornick. Dec 29 2021 9:02 PM

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