Published February 20, 2014
Kathryn was born Feb. 28, 1917, on the family farm south of New England to John and Emillie (Zollner) Jung. She attended Strehlow School No. 2, grades one through eight.
Kathryn married James Steen of New England on Nov. 19, 1945 at Wibaux, Mont. They lived on the Theodore Gutensohn farm for a number of years and then moved to the Steen family farm in 1856, where they resided until James’ death in 1975.
Kathryn moved to New England in 1977. She loved gardening and her flowers and canned fruits and vegetables for the winter months.
She was known for her wonderful baked goods, sharing them with family and friends.
She did beautiful embroidery work and surprised her children with quilts at Christmas.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; brothers Mike, Peter, Adam and Johnny; and sisters Mary, Christine, Elizabeth, Annie, Emily, Margaret and Virginia.
She is survived by her daughter Linda (LaVoyle) Braaten of Hettinger, N.D., twin sons Dean (Judy) Steen of Littleton, Colo., and Wade (Paulette) Steen of Casselton, N.D. She had four granddaughters; Carmen (Robbie) Erickson, Sheila Rebel, Sara (Jeff) Burke and Kate Steen, as well as six great-grandchildren, Michaela, Emily and Hayden Erickson, Katrina Rector and William Elizabeth Burke.
Ladbury Funeral Home of Dickinson is in charge of arrangements.
Interment of her ashes will be at the Rainy Butte Cemetery at a later date.