Beverly Weisel, 80Beverly Jane Weisel, 80, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria after a short and courageous battle with Hodgkins lymphoma.
Beverly Jane Weisel, 80, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria after a short and courageous battle with Hodgkins lymphoma.
Beverly was born December 31, 1931 in Alexandria to Leonard and Pearl (Johnson) Bratton. She was baptized and confirmed at Holmes City/Oscar Lake parishes. The family moved to rural Holmes City where Bev went to school through the eighth grade at Pocket Lake School. Bev later attended Morris Ag School for two years and graduated with a home economics degree.
On October 1, 1949, Bev was united in marriage to William Weisel at the Oscar Lake Lutheran Church. The couple moved to Alexandria, later returning to the Oscar Lake area. They were blessed with three children, Wendy, Kevin and Darin. Bev was a “master domestic engineer,” as described by her children; but she would have explained it as a mother and homemaker. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and worked alongside Bill at Weisel Well Drilling. The couple enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona from 1986 until 2006.
Bev was a baker and cook extraordinaire; with her famous buns, rolls and sugar cookies. She enjoyed collecting memorabilia, commemoratives and antiques. Bev was a very generous lady with a really big-gifted heart. She loved the holidays and made the holidays very special for her family. Most of all, Bev loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.
“It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”
She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Lonnie) Wing in Lake Mary Township; sons, Kevin (Pauline) Weisel of Alexandria and Darin (Kellie) Weisel of Farwell; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard (Judy Sayther) Bratton Jr. of the Twin Cities area; sisters, Bonnie (Greg) Soderberg of Las Vegas and Patty (Roy) Wicken of Alexandria; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bratton of Douglas, AZ; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evie (Al) Halvorson of Farwell; and many nieces and nephews.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Pearl; husband, Bill; brothers, Beryl Bratton; Larry (Shirley) Bratton; sister, LaRae (Doug) Barros; and sister-in-law, Toby Bratton.
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 25 at Oscar Lake Lutheran Church in Holmes City Township with the Rev. Denise Croskey officiating. Organist was Sara Rensink. Inurnment was at Oscar Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Honorary urn bearers were the Apples Of Her Eye, her grandchildren, William Clay (Amanda) Weisel, Lindsay (Matt) Walliczek, Alyssa Anderson, Ashley Weisel, Jody Weisel, Owen Weisel, Josh Weisel, Sam Wing, Danielle (Max) Bogenrief; and great-grandchildren, Lily Weisel, Deidric Walliczek, Riley Weisel, and Kaylee Weisel, Abiah Bogenrief and Kole Bogenrief.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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