Kathryn M. Melheim, 76, Moorhead, MN, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND.
Kathryn Marie Lenbom was born June 8, 1927, to Clinton and Iva (Weldon) Lenbom at Rice Lake, WI. She graduated from high school at Chetek, WI, in 1945. She attended St. Olaf College from 1945 to 1947 when she transferred to the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire graduating in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She taught public school in Superior, WI, St. Paul, MN, and Williston, ND.
Kathryn was married to Ray Melheim of Sioux City, Iowa, on August 26, 1951. Ray was a senior at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, at the time. Three children were born to this union: Ruth, Rich, and Karen.
Kathryn taught Sunday school most of the years of her life, beginning at age 15. She taught other church school classes including Bible school, adult education, and confirmation in parishes at Souris, ND, Dilworth, MN, Williston, ND, and Parshall, ND, where her husband served as pastor. She also loved to write and was an avid poet.
Kathryn is survived by her husband, Ray, Moorhead; three children, Ruth (Steven) Brubakken, Jamestown, ND, Rev. Rich (Arlyce) Melheim, Stillwater, MN, and Karen (Stephen) Brevig, Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Clint and ChrisDee Brevig, Kathryn E. and Joseph Melheim, and John Brubakken; a sister, Wanda (Carl) Dahlberg, Solon Springs, WI; and a brother, Jim (Donna) Lenbom, Cameron, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Ellen.
Instead of flowers, Kathryn requested that Memorials be directed to her son's Faith Inkubators Foundation for Family Ministry at the Lutheran Community Foundation, 423 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082, The American Lung Association or to Foreign Missions.
Visitation: Wednesday, June18, 2003
6:00 - 9:00 PM with prayer service at 8:15 PM
Korsmo Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 19, 2003
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church