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Kim Kae Baurichter

August 16, 1957 — August 29, 2016

Kim Baurichter, 59, of Portland, ND died in her home on Monday, August 29, surrounded by loved ones after a six year battle with cancer. The daugher of Bert and Adeline (Kraulik) Kosobud was born on August 16, 1957, in Grand Forks, ND. She attended school in Michigan, ND and college in Mayville, ND. Kim served in the United States Army as a helicopter crew chief. She was a Vietnam Era Veteran serving one year in Korea. During her years of her service, she met and married Scott Baurichter, on November 11, 1980 at Fort Hood, TX. At the end of her service, Kim and Scott moved to Mayville where they raised their children, Brandon and Kassi until they moved out to their forever home on the farm in Portland. Kim worked at the USDA as a biologist in Grand Forks where she made many lifelong friends. During retirement she enjoyed spending time with Scott on their farm, baking, gardening and visits from her grandchildren. Kim had a green thumb and enjoyed her big flower gardens and watching the birds at her many bird feeders. Kim was a member of the American Legion Club, Patriot Guard Riders, Associate Vietnam Veterans of America and a book club with her friends. Kim is survived by her husband: Scott; children: Brandon (Krystin) Baurichter and Kassi Fortman (Brent McLean); her granddaughters: Madeline Fortman and Victoria Baurichter and step-grandchildren: Robert and Emily; sister: Delores (Maynard) Lillehaugen; brother: Bert (Celeste) Kosobud and an aunt: Ida McCollar. Also survived by her nephews: Troy Lillehaugen, Grant Lillehaugen and Luke (Sandi) Lillehaugen and a niece: Jennifer (Vince) Plummer; along with many great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Kim is preceded in death by her parents: Bert and Adeline and a sister: Beverly; as well as many aunts and uncles. Visitation: Will be 5–7 PM on Friday, September 2, 2016 with a 7 PM Public Prayer Service at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Bruflat Lutheran Church in Portland, ND. Military Honors: May~Port Honor Guard and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors. Burial: Will take place in the Bruflat Cemetery, Portland, ND.
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