WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Katherine Louise Malmberg

    Funeral services for Katherine Louise Malmberg were held April 12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove, MN. Burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    Louise, 91, Walnut Grove, died on April 8, 2014 at Prairie View Senior Living, Tracy.  

    Katherine Louise was born January 14, 1923, in Walnut Grove, MN to Charles and Ada (Hahn) Carter.  She attended country school and then Walnut Grove High School, graduating in 1940. She went on to Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota in St. Paul where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics and was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences.   She taught high school home economics in Nicollet, Lakefield and Fairmont, MN.  On November 22, 1953, Louise was united in marriage to Arthur Malmberg of Walnut Grove.  Together they farmed southwest of Walnut Grove.  Louise enjoyed gardening and reading.  She enjoyed attendeing Elderhostels around the country. They enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren.  Louise was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove, where she was a Sunday School teacher, ELCW member and officer, and as a participant in Bible studies, Synod activities, quilting, and in-reach groups.  After their family was grown Louise was a reading tutor and hospice volunteer and participated in the Holly women’s Extension group.  

    Survivors include her children:  Jim (Karen), Walnut Grove, Kathy (Terry Foecke), Minneapolis, Dale (Merna), Walnut Grove,  Kristin (Tom Pitchford), Bloomington; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; sisters- and brother-in-law Janice Carter, Tracy, Jeane Carter, Tracy, Arvid and Willadene Malmberg, Wayne, NE, and Doris Vadla, Cleveland, OH; many nieces and nephews.  

    Preceding her in death were her husband Art; parents Charles and Ada Carter; infant sister Marjory; brothers Paul, Leonard, Charles, Jim.