Kathleen ‘Kaye’ Rudser

Kaye Rudser, 74, Minot, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Kaye was born May 27, 1940, at Forman, the daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (Klinkhammer) Brakke. She was raised and educated at Forman and graduated from Forman High School in 1958. She graduated from Mayville State College and taught at West Fargo for two years.

Kaye was united in marriage to Ronald Rudser on June 1, 1963, at West Fargo. They made their home in the Minneapolis area for several years. They moved to Minot in 1973, where along with raising their four children, she was employed as a librarian with Minot Public Schools from 1978-2008.

Kaye was a longtime member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot, served on the Little Flower Church Council and taught CCD classes. She was also a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, North Dakota Library Association, South Valley Library Association, Lincoln Elementary School PTA and Minot Swim Club from 1974-1990.

Kaye enjoyed doing word searches and puzzles, reading, gardening, baking and doing embroidery.

Her loving family includes: children, Michelyn (Jack) Baker, Northfield, Minn., Timothy (Tara) Rudser, St. Stephen, Minn., Paula (Mike) Stolba, Minot, and Andrea (Mike) Rusin, Chicago; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; brothers, Bruce (Ardith) Brakke, Ames, Iowa, and Alan (Donna) Brakke, Northfield; sister, Nora (Mike) Lehti, Minneapolis; special family friend, Kirk Carmody, Williston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kaye was preceded in death by: her parents and husband, Ron.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. in Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot.

Visitation: Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Vigil prayer service and recitation of the rosary: Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m., at Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot.

At her request, Kaye’s body will be gifted to the University of North Dakota Deeded Body Program.

Memorials are preferred to the ND Library Association, Ron Rudser Continuation Fund (NDLA; PO Box 1595; Bismarck, ND 58502) or Little Flower Catholic Church Building Campaign Fund Drive (Little Flower Church; 800 University Ave. W; Minot, ND 58703).

Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).