Kaye S. (Thompson) Bahe

February 3, 1940 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 81)


Kaye S. Bahe 81, of Belgrade, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.  A visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 5-8:00 pm at the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade.  A private memorial service will be held.  Burial will be at Grace West Cemetery in Belgrade. 

Kaye Sharon Bahe was born on February 3, 1940, in Belgrade, MN, the daughter of Kenneth and Mabel (Elvehjem) Thompson.  She grew up in Belgrade where she was baptized at and confirmed into the Christian Faith at Crow Lake Lutheran Church.  She received her education in Belgrade, graduating from Belgrade High School with the Class of 1958. 

On October 18, 1959, Kaye was united in marriage to James Bahe in Belgrade.  This union was blessed with three sons and a daughter.  The family made their home in Belgrade where Kaye worked at North American State Bank.  She worked there for over 50 years, retiring in 2018. 

Kaye was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade.  She was active there in the Naomi Circle, church choir, and as a Sunday school teacher.  She also was a member of the Myrtle Maybee Library Board, Belgrade Readers Club, and a former member of the BBE School Board.  Kaye enjoyed watching Minnesota sports teams as well as local school sports, baking, being outside especially by water, fishing, and Christmas.  She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.  Kaye was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend, but her favorite title was grandma. 

Kaye is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jim; children:  Brad (Kari) of Big Lake, Tim (Leiann) of Durant, OK, Mary (John) Speldrich of Elrosa, and Dan (Taji) of Moorhead; grandchildren, James Bahe, Dillon Bahe, Madison Bahe, Erin (Robert) Monteith, Eric Speldrich, Ethan Speldrich, Ian Bahe, Annie Bahe, and Gabby Bahe; great-grandchildren, Amber Bahe and William Monteith.  She is also survived by her siblings:  Yvonne (Gene) Johnson of New Brighton, Mary Jo (Rich) McCuskey of Brooten, Ken (Brenda) Thompson of Maple Grove, and Terry (Linda) Thompson of St. Cloud.

Kaye was preceded in death by her parents and sister Renee Weimerskirch. 


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April 9, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home - Belgrade
435 Wells St
Belgrade, MN 56312

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