Katherine “Kate” Meinhardt Dickerson


(Dec. 13, 2008)

Katherine “Kate” Meinhardt Dickerson, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Powell Valley Hospital.

She was born Feb. 27, 1918, to Anna Ungefug Meinhardt and Carl Phillip Meinhardt in Lovell. Kate was one of nine children — seven girls and two boys.

She was baptized, confirmed and attended parochial school at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell. The family moved to Deaver in 1930. She attended public school there.

Kate married John H. Dickerson on Nov. 12, 1939.

John and Kate lived and worked on ranches in Cody, Forsyth and Miles City, Mont.

John died in 1987 in Miles City, Mont. Later, Kate moved to Powell. She spent the last 10 years living at the Rocky Mountain Manor, where she enjoyed many good friendships.

She was a life-long, active member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Kate is survived by sisters Olga Robbins of Laurel, Mont., Selma Pittman Kary of Powell, Martha Hill of Bard, Calif., and niece Loretta (Bob) Kolb of Powell, who was raised like a sister to Kate. She also leaves many nieces, nephews , great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27. Pastor Lee Wisroth will officiate. Lunch will follow. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Cody following the lunch.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, Powell.

Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.