Beverly Y. Manguson

Sept. 6, 1924-April 17, 2013

BALATON – Services for Beverly Y. Manguson, 88, of Balaton will be 10:30 a.m. today at Balaton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the church today, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery.

She passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Colonial Manor Care Center.

Beverly Yvonne was born Sept. 6, 1924, to Heinrich Friederick Wilhelm Meyer and Ernestina Wilhelmine Fredricka (Katzung) in Eureka, S.D.

She was baptized at Zion American Lutheran Church in Eureka on May 18, 1925. During the Depression her family moved from Eureka to Marshall. She was confirmed at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church on April 2, 1939. She graduated from Marshall High School class of ’43.

While roller skating she met Allen Manguson. They were united in marriage on Nov. 29, 1945. In the fall of 1946 they moved to their farm north of Balaton, Minnesota by Lake Yankton where they resided until October 1999. They then moved to Balaton where she continued to live after Allen’s passing.

In the fall of 2012 she became a resident of Colonial Manor.

Beverly wore many hats throughout her life; first as a farmwife and mother, babysitter, librarian, member of the United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid and Eastern Star. She sewed many clothes, canned many vegetables, crocheted, knitted, and counted cross stitch pictures. Could she bake! Grandma Bars, cheese spread, cut out cookies, Belgium cookies, steam pudding were among her specialties. She loved her family and especially enjoyed time with her five grandchildren. Many a trip was made to Alexandria, Minnesota for family vacations where they would take us fishing. She was especially proud of her three Eagle Scout grandsons. Traveling to Wisconsin was also a trip she looked forward to.

Survivors include daughters, Julie and Garry Lokken of Balaton, Janet and Steve Erkes of Waukesha, Wis.; five grandchildren, Moriah, Aaron, Ryan, Reed and Rebekah; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by Allen, two infant daughters Nancy and Susen, parents and siblings.

Blessed be the memory of Bev Manguson.