Beverly Ann Stifter, age 73, of Hopkins, formerly of Silver Lake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at her residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church-St. Joseph Campus in Hopkins.
Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
There will be visitation Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and will continue Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.
Beverly’s grandchildren will be honorary bearers: Jeremy Kehn, Matthew Kehn, Meghan Kehn, Hannah Stifter, Courtney Bohnen, and Jacob Stifter.
Arrangements are with the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.
Beverly was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Silver Lake, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Radtke) Robison.
She was joined in holy marriage with Gilbert E. Stifter Aug. 18, 1962, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Beverly was formerly employed at Tonka Toys, Hutchinson Technologies, and Minntech.
She formerly belonged to St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and was its long-time organist. She also did a lot of volunteering at church, belonged to The Befrienders, and was an Eucharistic minister, all at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church-St. Joseph Campus in Hopkins.
Beverly enjoyed traveling, especially to all 50 states.
She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Gilbert E. Stifter of Hopkins; children: Margie (Jeff) Kehn of Chaska, Larry (Sandy) Stifter of Winsted, and Bruce (Tammy) Stifter of Silver Lake; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by a half brother, Douglas Robison of Winsted; half sisters Mary Kay (Steve) Paschke of Mayer, and Barbara Robison of Winsted; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Beverly was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Stifter, in 1969; a daughter, Diane Stifter, in 2005; and by her parents.