Kim Ann Vedder, 66, passed away early morning on February 27, 2022, after a long struggle with a degenerative lung disease. Kim asked that her loved ones have a celebration of her life to take place sometime in the summer months, date yet to be determined. Kim was born on January 21, 1956, to Dorie May Smith (Gronland) and Edward Olson. As a child Kim loved spending time with her grandparents to whom she was very close. She loved to ride bike and swim. Kim's love of the water stayed with her all of her life. She loved spending time at the lake with her family, especially Silver Lake outside of Rutland, ND and Lake Elsie outside of Hankinson, ND. Kim used to love to tell her children how she would swim across Silver Lake when she was young. Kim was always an animal lover. She always had a special place in her heart for Maddie, the family Cocker Spaniel and Jack the cat. She also loved growing plants and listening to her favorite bands, The Beatles and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Kim was very proud of her three children and would talk about them to anyone who would listen. She took great joy in each of her grandchildren as well. Kim is survived by her husband Mark Vedder; son Jeremy (Amy) Malheim, Luke (Holly) Malheim, daughter Elizabeth (Andrew) Reinert; grandchildren Isabelle, Emma, Henry, Sidney, Violet, Leo, Hattie and Harper; sisters Wendy (Jeff) Desotel, Cindy (Gary) Robinson and Vanessa (Scott) Mund. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Chris, step-brother Steve and brothers-in-law Lowell Vedder and John Gereszek. Kim and her family are grateful for the care she received over the last few years from Eventide and Hospice.

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  1. This beautiful lady had a heart of gold and though we drifted apart, we checked on each other. My heart weeps-RIP Kim

  2. Fly high dear friend❤️You will be remembered as the friend who was beautiful inside and out. You were such a loving and caring friend. I love you so and I will miss you terribly. Goodbye dear friend❤️

  3. I didn’t really know Kim, but do know he husband and daughter Elizabeth. But am aware of the loss of a parent and a sibling. Hugs to all her family.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Kim. Her mother was my sister-in-law. I know she will be missed. I talked to her after Dorrie passed away. She was a sweet lady. I wish I could have met her. I will be praying for all the family and friends.

  5. Guess I have little to add, being the only living (step) brother, but never did look it that way. I remember growing up and sharing the times, tears and smiles. Kim and Wendy were there the last night before I went into the service. That night is a fond memory. I hope she found some peace after her battles in life and this final one.

  6. Geat times we had many years ago when are kids were little, in Gwinner. Never a dull moment, I will never forget you dear friend. My daughter always said she was going to marry Luke, ( she was about 5 or 6.) My sympathy to your family at this very sad time.

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