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Kayte Bernice Nordhausen

Friday, September 14, 2001

Kayte Bernice Nordhausen

BENKELMAN -- Kayte Bernice Nordhausen, 79, of Benkelman, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.

She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Rawlins County, Kansas to Earl Jesse and Anna Christine (Roesch) Denny. The family lived in Atwood for a short time before moving to Benkelman. She attended school in Benkelman and was a graduate of Benkelman High School.

On Feb. 3, 1944, she married Otto H. Nordhausen at North Bergen, N.J. They moved to Norfolk, Vir.., and later to Farragut, Idaho, while he finished his enlistment with the U.S. Navy. After the end of World War II, they returned to Benkelman where they raised their family and engaged in farming for several years before buying and operating several sale barns throughout the area.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, and a past member of the Benkelman Garden Club. She was active at the Dundy County Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otto; her step-mother, Marie Hester Denny; one sister, Hazel Berry; one brother, F.L. "Pete" Denny; and one step-brother, Harry Greene.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol and husband, Glenn Clark of Broken Bow, Carla and husband, Patrick Mahar of Chappell, and Candice and husband, Dr. Michael Owens of McCook; one brother, Jesse "Ike" Denny of Benkelman; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m. MDT, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery. She will lie in state today until 7 p.m. MDT at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.

Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.