Fiene selected as Randolph Society’s first 2023 honoree

Katheryn “Katie” Fiene

The Randolph Society Foundation Board has announced that Katie Fiene, a pioneering journalist and food historian who documented the local past and present, will be inducted into the 2023 class of honorees.

Katheryn Rae Rosendohl was born on March 9, 1917, in Willisville. The daughter of Henry Ray Rosendohl and Maude Smith, she was raised in rural Perry County alongside her three sisters. After three years of high school in Steeleville, she completed her senior year at Cleveland High School in St. Louis. In 1938, at 21 years old, she married George Edison “Judy” Fiene at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Steeleville.

For more on Fiene, please see this week’s print edition.