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Kay Case, 76, of Northwood, ND passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Northwood City Cemetery.
Kay Ann Williams was born May 16, 1944 in Northwood, ND, the daughter of Dudley and LuLu (Lee) Williams. She was raised on her parent’s farm in Logan Center, ND. After graduating from Northwood High School, she attended Mayville State College where she received her two-year standard teaching degree. She continued her education at Flagstaff, AZ attending Northern Arizona University, where she received her BS degree in Education. Later, she attended the University of North Dakota, where she received her master’s degree in special education. On July 3, 1965, Kay married Vernon W. Thompson. She taught kindergarten at Nathan Twining School on the Grand Forks Air Force Base during the sixties. Vernon and Kay had two daughters: Kari Jo and Tanya; Due to Vernon’s war injuries, they moved to Phoenix, AZ and Colorado Springs, CO for VA directed job retaining. Kay taught kindergarten while they lived in Phoenix. When they returned to Northwood, Kay taught school in Aneta, ND and Northwood for 30 years. Vernon died April 29, 1994.
Kay was very involved in teaching Sunday School, serving on the church council, serving as president and treasurer of the women’s group called WELCA. She was a counselor for the Billy Graham Crusade in Fargo and the Luis Palau Crusade in Grand Forks and Fargo. Kay was the first woman to serve on the Northwood City Council from 1995 – 2004. She also served as president of the Northwood VFW Auxiliary 2707 and president and treasurer of the District 8 VFW Auxiliary. She also served as president of the Northwood Teachers Association. Kay was involved in the Northwood Hospital and Home 100 Club and the Northwood City Planning Commission.
Henry and Kay Case were married July 2, 2001 and made their home in Northwood. Henry and Kay gloried in their “golden years” by traveling extensively and enjoying their extended family.
Kay will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Henry Case, Northwood; daughters: Kari Jo (Terry) Brokke, Fergus Falls, MN; Tanya (Larry) Vaughn, Stillwater, OK; stepchildren: Candis (Mohammed) Qachbal, Tampa, Florida; Patrick Case, Northwood, ND; Sue (Steve) Tolten, Minot, ND; Julie (Rick) Doire, North Smithfield, RI; Kay is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sending my love and prayers out to all the family.
Melissa Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry we couldn't be there, she was a wonderful person, loving wife, mom, grandma, step grandma, great grandma, step great grandma, and friend to so many. She has touched so many hearts through out her life. She will forever be loved and missed. Always on our mind and forever in our hearts. We love you always grandma Kay, sending our thoughts and prayers to our family, we love all of you
crystal kelley Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry we couldn't be there, sending love and prayers to our family. Grandma Kay was a wonderful person inside and out, and she touched so many hearts through our her life. She will always be on our mind and forever in our hearts. We love you and will miss you, thoughts and prayers to all our family. love all of you
crystal kelley Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM
I will miss seeing her at Lillians birthday parties and before that at Uncle Ole and Aunt Annas gatherings. Also this past year or so at Cool Stuff having afternoon coffee with her ladies. My sympathy to all.
Phyllis M Peterson Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM
Kay was a wonderful lady. A good teacher and she did a lot for our community especially helping others. I will miss visiting with her at church. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Shawn Pedersen Thorvilson Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear about Kay. Well miss our backyard neighbor. Prayers for the family.
Marie & Donavon Bye Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM
Beautiful. Joyful. Friend. Giving. Loving. Heart of gold. Patient. Kind. A friend of God and faithful follower of His son, Jesus.
These are words I think of when I think of Kay. She has always been a part of my life. I especially remember the times she and her family would visit at our farm and her girls, Kari and Tanya, and my sister Lyndell and I would ride our little yellow motorcycle. We laughed a lot and Kay was such a good sport about our shenanigans. I didnt see her often after my move to Chicago, but hers was the first Christmas card I received every year and every time I saw her I felt like I had just talked with her yesterday.
Rest In Peace, dear friend. You lived your life loving others and serving Jesus. Heaven has called you home with a hearty Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
To Hank, Kari, Tanya and your families, know that you are in oir prayers. We are truly sorry for your loss.
-Jerry and Nadine (Solberg) Hunt
Jerry and Nadine Hunt Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM
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