Kathryne Ruth Minge

May 05, 1914 - August 27, 2012

Kathryne Ruth Minge

May 05, 1914 - August 27, 2012


Kathryne Ruth Minge passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012. She was 98, born May 5, 1914 in Denver, CO to Michael and Mary (Hullo) Galagan.

Her family moved to Whatcom County when she was a young girl. She was taken with the beauty in Washington States sunsets.

She attended schools in Nooksack Sumas area, graduating form Nooksack Sumas Union High School in 1934. Upon graduation she moved to Bellingham and worked for Buchinoffs, where she met Maynard Harold Minge, the love of her life. They were married on November 21, 1937, and Maynard preceded her in death in 1992.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Minge, Michael John Minge (LaShelle); grand-daughters, Jennifer Eshuis, Stephanie Coon (Ben); 5 great-grandchildren; sister Helen Hozduke; sisters-in-law, Ruth Minge and Jan Galagan.

A service of celebration will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 1:00 PM, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Ave in Bellingham.

Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice or St. Johns Lutheran Church.

Please view the online memorial, sign the guest book and share your thoughts and memories of Kathryne.

Farewell Tribute Information

Service of Celebration Wednesday, September 5, 1:00 PM, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham

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3 responses to Kathryne Ruth Minge

  1. I wanted to express my condolences and heart-felt sympaties to all of the Minge family. Kay was a very special person and I will miss seeing her there on Sunday mornings. Her last birthday I gave her a double-pack of ICY-HOT and she chuckled about it saying “Now if I can only get one of the aides to help out with it”. She always had a smile for me and we would talk about our stiff joints and bones. I am sad to see her go, but am comforted that she won’t be in pain any longer. It was her spunk and love for life that I will always remember about her. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you now. Fritz and Fred/Esther Muenscher and family

  2. Rita Perry says:

    Please accept my sympathy to the dear & loving Children in the painful loss of your dear Mother,Kathryne. She lived a very long life & will be sorely missed by all who knew & loved her. May you find a measure of comfort, hope & peace from the Bible Verses that follow. Psalm34-18 “GOD IS NEAR TO THOSE THAT ARE BROKEN AT HEART,AND THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT HE SAVES.”

  3. So sorry for the loss of your dear mother .Just no she has just gone home.

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