Alaine A. KringenAlaine (Lainie) Kringen, age 78, passed away on August 24, 2013 at Altru Rehabilitation Center of Grand Forks, ND.
Lainie was born July 10, 1935, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ruth (Doerr) Casebier in Topeka, KS. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1953 and Kansas University (KU) in 1957 with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and Health. She was a very proud ‘Jayhawk’ and belonged to Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Her teaching career began in Torrance, CA, where she met and married Richard (Dick) Kringen in 1958 – they were married 29 years. Moving to Grand Forks in 1958 she taught girls P.E. for 21 years at Central HS, South Junior, and Valley Junior. In her role as a cheerleading/pom pon advisor and track coach, she mentored and inspired many young women. Lainie transitioned to teaching preschoolers at Sunflake Pre School and enjoyed working with many children of her former students.