Kathryn Highum, 93, formerly of Spring Valley

Kathryn Elizabeth Highum, 93, formerly of Spring Valley, died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., after a prolonged illness.

She was born on June 16, 1925, in La Crosse, Wis., to Carl and Elizabeth Ebert.

She was raised in Preston as an only child.

After graduating high school, she attended St. Olaf College.

She taught mathematics in Spring Valley.

She met and was married to Burton Highum until his death in 1972. She and her husband raised three children, Diane, David and Jon.

She worked as a bookkeeper for the Rendahl and Highum grain elevator until her retirement in 1987.

Following this, she moved to San Diego, Calif., and was married to Vernon Rendahl until his death in 2010.

She has continued to live in southern California until her death.

A funeral service for her will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.