The funeral for Beatrice (Jerred) (Applen) Hansen will be held in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Lester J. Horntvedt officiating. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m., an hour before service. Interment will take place in Spring Valley Cemetery at a later date.
Beatrice, of LeRoy, formerly of Wykoff and Rochester, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Wildwood Grove in LeRoy, Minn.
Beatrice was born June 15, 1920, in Chester, Iowa. On August 24, 1940, she married Irving Applen. To this marriage eight children were born. Irving passed away June 12, 1976. On May 12, 1979, she married Laverne Hansen in LeRoy, Minn. LaVerne passed away April 17, 1984.
Beatrice was a homemaker, worked at Libby’s (Seneca) and K-Mart in Rochester. She loved being outside working in the garden and camping. She enjoyed reading and doing needle work.
Beatrice is survived by five of her eight children: Lynn (Carol) Applen of Las Lunas, N. Mex., Linda (Jerry) Johnson of Lime Springs, Iowa, Irving “Craig” (Mary), Neil (Karen) of Rochester, Randy of Tucson, Ariz., and son-in-law David Sunde of Preston; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Dawn Munt of Robinsdale, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, son James, daughters Kay Sunde and Janet Meyer, one son-in-law, four sisters and one brother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice or Wildwood Grove Assisted Living.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.