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Kathleen Gunhus Megorden Lee

Kathleen Gunhus Megorden Lee

Kathleen Gunhus Megorden Lee, 91, of Cass Lake, MN, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at WindSong Assisted Living in Bemidji.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cass Lake, MN with Rev. Peter Rosenkvist officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. A private committal will be at the Ten Lakes Township Cemetery near the Megorden cottages on Lake Andrusia.

She was born on August 1, 1921, in Fosston, MN, the daughter of Chris and Manda (Balstad) Gunhus. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1943 with degrees in Public School Music and English. That year she married Pastor Tennis Megorden at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston. They served parishes in Fosston, Grafton, Minot, ND, and Bemidji, MN. She received a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance, and English at Bemidji State University in 1964 while working there as a Lutheran Student Counselor. She and her husband moved to Moorhead; her husband on the Development Staff at Concordia, and Kathleen worked with the Fargo School System until her retirement.

Tennis and Kathleen have four children, Rebecca (Bob) Schilling of Cass Lake, MN, and Mesa, AZ, Rev. Timothy (Judy) Megorden, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, Rachel (Terry) Hurni of Prior Lake, MN, and Mesa, AZ, Rev. Daniel (Mary) Megorden, of Moorhead, MN, Pastor Megorden died in 1977. In 1993 Kathleen met her Concordia classmate DeWayne Lee at their 50th Class Reunion. They were married May 1, 1994 by Kathleen’s two sons and have lived on Lake Andrusia, Cass Lake in the summer and in Mesa, AZ in the winter.

She is survived by her husband, DeWayne, Her children, Ten grandchildren: Kathleen (Guy) Kelm, Sarah (Jeremiah) Johnson, David (Kristine) Overbo, Rev. Dan (Laura) Overbo, Joshua Megorden, Maria Hurni, Mark Hurni, Jessica (Brian) Ommen, Laura Megorden, and Micah Megorden. Nine great-grandchildren: David and Tennyson Kelm, Sophia and Elsa Johnson, William and Olivia Overbo, and Kyan, Easton, and Micah Overbo.

Kathleen has been active all her life in the church as soloist, organist, choir director, Bible Study leader, and speaker.

Memorials may be given to Campus Ministry at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 56560 or Trinity Lutheran Church, Cass Lake, MN 56633.

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