Kathryn Dumke - Hendricks, Minnesota


June 4, 1962- April 17, 2022

Kathryn Ann (Munson) Dumke, age 59, of Hendricks, MN died on April 17, 2022, at her home near Hendricks, MN.

Liturgy of a Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 25, at 11am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Brookings, SD with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.
Kathryn Ann Dumke was born on June 4, 1962 ,in Milbank, SD. She was the daughter of Sidney and Kathryn (Mauer) Munson. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt, she selflessly dedicated her life to her family. She received sacraments Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank, SD. She spent her childhood on the family farm and enjoyed spending time with her siblings. She attended Milbank High School and Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD.
Kathryn first became a mother in 1979 and found her true calling. She spent her life dedicated to her children, teaching them to be their authentic selves and how to live the values of her faith on a daily basis. She lived life with an open heart and showed kindness to everyone she met. Her positive energy was contagious, and she always found a way to find the humor in life’s difficult moments.
In 1995, she moved back to Hendricks, MN and embraced the farm life supporting each harvest season. She married the love of her life, Kevin, on June 21, 1996 in Brookings, SD. She first became a grandmother in 2011 and found such joy spending time with all her grandchildren, appreciating all of the big and little moments. She always knew how to make every celebration special.
Kathryn spent years supporting women in crisis counseling as a dedicated volunteer at New Horizon Crisis Center. She was a master gardener, making her famous salsa and sun-tea each year. She loved going on walks down by the lake with her beloved dog, Nicodemus, also known as Puppy. She developed a love for the mountains on a trip with her husband, Kevin, whitewater rafting in Yellowstone. She could often be found jamming out to Van Morrison’s greatest hits and always made sure she was home in time to compete in her favorite television show, Jeopardy. A devoted and loving mother and wife, Kathryn will be greatly missed by her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kevin Dumke of Hendricks, MN; her children: Camden Munson of Elkton, SD, Kasia (Stanley) Thiele of Minnetonka, MN, Kelsey Juenke (Nick Chavez) of St. Louis Park, MN, and Maggie Minett of Lake Benton, MN; her grandchildren: Adalyn Munson of Rochelle, IL, Kenley and Anton Thiele of Minnetonka, MN,  and Oliver Chavez of St. Louis Park, MN; and her siblings: Marie Mergenthal of St. Cloud, MN, Don Munson of Sioux Falls, SD, Elizabeth (Charles) Lowary of Austin, TX, Steve (Ellen) Munson of Sioux Falls, SD, Sidney, Jr. (Vicki) Munson of Tea, SD, Gordon ( Brenda) Munson of Milbank, SD, Arlin (Mary) Munson of Milbank, SD, Bob (Vanessa) Munson of Brookings, SD, and Lane (Dawn) Munson of Brookings, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Eric Munson, and one brother-in-law, David Mergenthal.

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