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 Katherine <I>Brown</I> Espeseth

Katherine Brown Espeseth

Birth
Warroad, Roseau County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Jun 2002 (aged 78)
Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100002086 · View Source
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Published in the Pine City Pioneer, page 10, July 11, 2002.

Katherine Espeseth, 78, died on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital from pancreatic cancer.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1924 in Warroad to Arthur and IdaBelle (Houston) Brown. She graduated from Warroad High School and taught school in Roseau County.

Katherine married Clarence Espeseth of Roseau on July 13, 1948. They lived in Bemidji while Clarence attended college. They moved to Badger, where Clarence taught school.

In 1952, they moved to West concord, MN. Clarence was superintendent of schools and Kay raised their seven children. They moved to Pine City in 1965, where she resided until her death.

Katherine was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City, the City Cursillo Community and the Pine County Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her son, Steven, her parents and her brothers.

Katherine is survived by her husband, Clarence Espeseth, and her sister, Bessie Calapp, of California. She is also survived by their children, Bob Espeseth and his wife, Sue, of Mounds View; Kristen and her husband, Dell Gross, Pine City; Jeff Espeseth and his wife, Patty, Pine City; Jerry Espeseth and wife, Pam, of Mounds View; Gayle and husband Todd Lantto, Chanhassen; Lisa and husband, John Meyer, of Dayton; grandchildren, Shawna and husband, Tom Iverson, of Rushford,; Chad, Allison, Angela, Andrew, Miranda, Hannah, Jennifer and Steven Espeseth, Natahasha and Nathaniel Gross, Jack and Jocelyn Meyer, great grandchildren, Kayla, Kori and T. J. Iverson, and AFS daughter, Ruth Taylor Furniss, and her family from New Zealand.

Funeral services were held on June 24 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City. Pastor Jack Koch officiated.

Organist was Glenna Reierson and solosit was Jennifer Hansmann.

Casketbearers were Andrew Espeseth, Curt Wagner, Dale Johnson, Mark Osterdyk, John Oare, Jerry Olson and Howard Olson.


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Note: Kathrine was originally buried on the family farm. In October 2012 her remains were moved to the Hill Top Cemetery in Pine City.


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  • Created by: L. Tobeck
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100002086
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katherine Brown Espeseth (5 Feb 1924–20 Jun 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100002086, citing Hilltop Cemetery, Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by L. Tobeck (contributor 47057145) .