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Kathleen (Fust) Mehus

October 2, 1944 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Kathleen Mehus Obituary

Kathleen Mehus, loving spouse, devoted mother and grandmother, passed away in her home on Monday, January 8, 2024 surrounded by her family under the care of Hospice of the RRV.

Kathleen Mary Fust was born on October 2, 1944 at Breckenridge, MN. She grew up and graduated from Rutland, ND High School. She loved being a big sister and being involved in her local 4-H club. She attended NDSU and ND State School of Science in Wahpeton and then moved to Fargo where she worked at First Federal Bank. Kathleen married Jerome “Jerry” Mehus on September 3, 1966 in Rutland, ND. They lived on the Mehus family farm near Leonard, ND where they farmed and raised their family. Kathleen had many passions and roles in her life. She was an entrepreneur and crafter. She and Jerry owned and operated an arts and crafts business “Kathleen’s Vintage Boxes” for many years. In 2015, they retired and moved to Fargo. She was a music lover, in particular county music, and loved listening to her extended family perform at reunions. George Strait would be sad to know his greatest fan is no longer with us. And if you needed a tour guide for New York City, she was the one. After 20+ trips there wasn’t much she didn’t know about the city. She loved cooking and if you ever got a taste of her homemade pizza consider yourself blessed. Many memories were created around her kitchen counter. But her role as Mom and Grandma was the most important to her. Raising her three boys and being involved in the lives of her grandchildren was her priority and greatest life’s work. Whatever swim meet, hockey, football, baseball, basketball game, trap shooting event or ice-skating performance she could be at, she was there. Her gift of encouragement and unconditional love will always be treasured by her family.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Jerry Mehus; their three children, Danny (Liz) of Valley City, ND, Steve (Elizabeth) of Fargo and David (Kristina) of Fargo; grandchildren; Sam, Max, Joey, Jack, Ben, Will, Sophia and Luke; siblings, Arthur (Kathy), Earl (Susan), Rosemary, James (Debbie); Linda (Tom) Young and Pete; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Esther (Clem) Preble; Norman (Ivy Gould) Fust; and infant sister.

Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND

Funeral: Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 AM at Bethel Church, Fargo with visitation one hour prior.

Burial: Leonard Cemetery at a later date.

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Visitation
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home - West Fargo
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Prayer Service
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home - West Fargo
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Visitation
Thursday
January 25, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Bethel Church
2702 30 Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 25, 2024

10:30 AM
Bethel Church
2702 30 Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

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