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Katherine Laursen 10/26/2019

Katherine Laursen 10/26/2019

Katherine Fjeld Laursen age 66 of Chicago, IL, died on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her home in Chicago.  Katherine was born the daughter of Rudolph and Lois Wolfgram on August 18, 1953 in St. Paul, MN.  She grew up in Roseville, MN, graduating from Alexander Ramsey High School with the Class of 1971.  Katherine graduated from Drake University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in Education.  During high school and college, Katherine competed in track and field.  She spent her career as a paralegal in the both the Twin Cities and Chicago areas.  Katherine was an active parishioner at the Minnekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Chicago, Illinois.  She loved cats, even showing them competitively, something she was truly passionate about.  Katherine was a strong, independent woman who “truly loved God’s creatures and his creation and is now at peace.”  She was soft spoken, generous and kind and had a good heart.  Katherine is preceded in death by her parents Rudolph and Lois.  She is survived by her brother, Peter Wolfgram; sister, Jeanne St. Claire; 3 nieces; 3 nephews; and many friends.  A Graveside services was held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1 pm at Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake, WI.  “We shall all meet again where there is no more pain and no more sorrow.”  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • David Schoenknecht Posted October 31, 2019 8:36 pm

    Katherine worshipped with us at Minnekirken in Chicago quite regularly. She thoughtfully attended Pastor’s Bible, she generously baked cookies for our “Taste of Norway,” and in 2018 she brilliantly designed our docent experience for Open House Chicago ( and wrote the script for our various tour stops. She longed for us to start up a Stephen Ministry at church, as she fondly participated in that ministry elsewhere. Katherine’s deep faith and quiet earnestness will be missed.

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