Kathleen Onsum

kathleen onsum
Kathleen S. (Reiter) Onsum, 62 Fargo, passed away in her home. She was born on September 2, 1952 in Dickinson, ND. The daughter of Louis P. Reiter and Olga (Haverluk). Kathy attended West Fargo High School where she graduated in 1970 and attended Moorhead Technical College. Kathy worked at Bethany Nursing Home and at St John’s Hospital. She was a certified nurse assistant and became a ward clerk supervisor. In her youth, she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in West Fargo and was involved with Campfire Girls and played basketball and softball where she learned and practiced good sportsmanship. In 1970, Kathy joined St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church of Fargo, where she volunteered often, especially if it involved children. She became a religious education teacher and also a Girl Scout leader. She married and divorced 15 years later. She became very involved with Beginning Experience for years. Her greatest joys were giving birth to her three daughters and watching them grow into their own selves, experiencing and nurturing them, “they were her world” is an understatement. Kathy is survived by her daughters, Cindy J. Onsum, West Fargo, Jackie L. Onsum Fargo, and Chrissy R. (Shawn) Krejci, Moorhead; grandchildren, Diondre Rivers, Hunter Krejci, Zachary Onsum, and Makayla Krejci; mother Olga Reiter West Fargo, brothers, Bruce (Debbie) West Fargo, Greg (Patty) West Fargo, and Darrel (Julie) Dent, MN; sisters, Shirley, West Fargo, Bev (Rick) Robotkay, AK, and Tammy Jo (Brad) Sandvig West Fargo. Six nephews and four nieces and 4 great nieces and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Aloysius (Louis) P. Reiter father with many dear uncles and aunts of the Reiter/Haverluk family.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her whenever we had family gatherings, whether in Fargo or Dickinson. She definitely will be missed. May she rest in peace.


  2. I am so sorry to hear Kathy is gone. Although we lost contact she was a dear friend who I could count on. We had many good times together. She will be greatly missed

  3. Cindy, Chrissy and Family I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My prayers to you all during this time. God bless.

  4. Kathy and her family touched our lives when she babysat for our children, Tracy and Scott. We appreciate the love and care she and her family provided to us throughout the years. May you rest in peace Kathy!

  5. Cindy, Jackie, and Chrissie, I have been thinking of you all during this time. It is with such heartfelt sadness that I reach out to you. I had some marvelous times with your Mother in past years; do know a lot of those times were in your presence as well! Unfortunately with time and distance we did lose touch. May her spirit live on within each of you; she truly was a caregiver to all those she met (a quality that few can hold a candle to). She will definitely have a Happy Easter where she resides. Take care girls, and God Bless!

  6. Kathy took care of me as child and her family became my family. I have so many wonderful memories with Kathy and her girls and have been thinking a lot about them lately! My thoughts are with you Cindy, Jackie, and Chrissy. Kathy may you rest in peace and thank you for all you did for me! You will be missed!

  7. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. The Lord will look after you girls and give you peace. God Bless.

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