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Helen Eva Beckstrand

December 22, 1936 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Helen Theuringer Beckstrand

age 85, passed away July 25, 2022 in Minneapolis.  Helen was born Dec 22, 1936, the 7th of 8 children born to Hugo and Helen Theuringer. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hutchinson. She attended parochial school of this church for the first 8 grades and then graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1954. After high school, Helen attended St. Cloud State College and was graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.

Helen taught for 2 years prior to her marriage to Wallace Beckstrand on June 10, 1961 and continued teaching 3 years until Wallace and Helen began their family. In 1971 Wallace’s employer moved them from Hutchinson to Blue Earth. After both children were in school, Helen began working in the office at Trinity Lutheran Church. She served on several committees at Trinity and also the S. E. MN synod. In 1985 after completing the requirement, Helen was commissioned as an Associate in Ministry of the ELCA. She retired from Trinity after 32 years.

Helen enjoyed sewing, quilting, hardanger and cooking. Her love of baseball was instilled in her by her father and she was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins, watching games on TV and attending as many as she could. Her children, grandchildren and great grandson were her pride and joy. She enjoyed and supported them wholeheartedly and enjoyed traveling with them. Helen continued to live in Blue Earth following the death of her husband in 2001. She moved to Plymouth in 2013 and found a new set of friends at Vicksburg Crossing and a new church home at St. Philip the Deacon.

She is survived by son, Paul (Marijo); daughter, Karin; grandchildren, Amy (Josh) Brown, Jamie, Trevor and Travis; great grandson, Beckett Brown; nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace; parents and her siblings, John, Bob, Bill, Betty, Mary and Dick.  

Funeral 11 AM Thursday, August 4 at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth with visitation beginning at 9 AM. Interment 2:30  PM Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hutchinson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 4, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55447

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 4, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55447

Interment
Thursday
August 4, 2022

2:30 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
20882 Walden Ave
Hutchinson, MN 55350

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