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Kathleen Edith (Beckman) Mowers

Kathleen Edith (Beckman) Mowers

Kathleen Edith (Beckman) Mowers, 78, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell, Minn. She was born on Jan. 29, 1935, in Cromwell, the only child of Onni and Julia Beckman.

Kathleen was the third generation raised on the family farm on Eagle Lake and graduated from Cromwell High School. She married Ray in 1953 and became on Army wife on the West Coast. Thanks to Ray's service, she was eligible to be a pioneer patient of open heart surgery that gave us an additional 60 years of our generous, loving wife and mother. She was a passionate gardener, quiet listener and a tireless hostess. She will be missed by many.

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Raymond; children, Debra (Forrest) Brown, Jeffrey (Rebecca) Mowers and Michael (Kimberly) Mowers; grandchildren, Kathleen and Forrest Brown, Jesse and Betsy Mowers, and Holly (Kyle) Ricke and Chelsey Hoffbeck; and great-grandchildren Trey and Tristan Mowers.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service in Bethany Lutheran Church, Cromwell. A luncheon will follow in the church social hall.

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January 30, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.