LUVERNE - Kathryn Irene (Pergande) Casey was born April 9, 1929 to Carl Edward and Catherine Elizabeth (Hinkel) Pergande in LuVerne, Iowa. She grew up in the LuVerne area. Kathryn attended parochial school at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne and graduated from Vernon High School in 1947. She attended Tobin's Business College at Ft. Dodge, Iowa.