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Kaitlynn “Katie” Marie Bartrom

Kaitlynn “Katie” Marie Bartrom, 28, of Ft. Wayne, IN and formally of Andrews, IN, tragically passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024, from a hot air ballon accident in Eloy, Arizona.
Katie was born on December 30, 1995, in Ft. Wayne, IN, the daughter of Jeremy and Jennifer (Bartrom) Hubartt. She graduated from Huntington North High School with the Class of 2014 and received her associate degree in nursing from Ivy Tech College of Ft. Wayne. Katie started working at the hospital in 2018 as a patient care technician (PCT) while obtaining her degree. She was dedicated and proud to be a registered nurse for Lutheran Hospital.


Katie was a true adventurer at heart. She was a thrill seeker, Katie loved skydiving and roller coasters. She also enjoyed travelling to new places, going to concerts, and getting spontaneous tattoos with friends. Katie was strong, loyal, and very determined to make a difference in the world. Her selfless heart and passion to take care of others was endless. She adored all creatures and treasured her unfailing bond with cats and dogs. Katie’s joyfulness and bright personality allowed her to love unconditionally. Her outgoing spirit and smile will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and those she met along the way.

Survived by her loving family; Mother, Jennifer L. (Jeremy) Hubartt of Andrews, IN; Twin Sister, Kelsie Bartrom of Ft. Wayne, IN; Sister, Haylie Nicole Overholser of Tullahoma, TN; Brother, Gavin Hubartt of Andrews, IN; Grandparents, Ruth Mary Bartrom of Huntington, IN, Danny and Cindy Hubartt of Huntington, IN; and her beloved cat, Koba. She is preceded in death by her Grandfather, Robert Reagan Bartrom.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2024, at Faith Community Church 3615 N. Norwood Road, Huntington, IN. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2024, with Pastor Jason Fields officiating.

Preferred memorials to her mother, Jennifer Hubartt, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

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Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Kaitlynn Marie Bartrom.