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Beatrice Reinke

October 11, 1923 — June 29, 2017

Beatrice Reinke, 93, Center, died June 29, 2017 at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, July 3, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Center, with Rev. Dennis Ristvedt officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Beatrice was born October 11, 1923 in Bismarck to Henry and Marie (Bethman) Beckman. She grew up on a farm north of Hannover. Beatrice attended school in Center, graduating from Center High School in 1942. She taught country school for a few years. On November 26, 1944 she married Walter Reinke at St. Paul Lutheran parsonage in Center. They lived on the family farm and raised their three children. In December 1972 they moved into Center. Beatrice taught Sunday school for many years, was the treasurer for St. Paul’s, and belonged to the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes for her family. Beatrice enjoyed her travels, especially two trips to England and many places around the U.S. She even walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Beatrice was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Denver Broncos. She watched them on television whenever she could.

Blessed to have shared her life are her two children, Karen (Paul) Whitaker, Billings, MT and Kenneth (Darlene) Reinke, Center; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Burton Beckman, Bismarck; and two sisters-in-law, Norma Beckman, Hannover and Loretta Beckman, Hazen.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Walter in December 2015; her parents; a daughter, Susan Soland; granddaughter, Tanya Nelson; great grandson, Devin Spriggs; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian (Ed) Rollenhagen, Bernice (Edwin) Berg, and Irene (Raymond) Jensen; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Preston Beckman, Ernie (Erma) Beckman, and Wilbert Beckman; sister-in-law, Arlene Beckman; and two nieces, Kay Moon and Naomi Jaeger.

Memorials are preferred to the Center Ambulance service.




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