Beth Ann (Remme) Flick, age 47, of Dassel, died peacefully in her home Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, after a year-long battle with cancer.
She was born May 11, 1970, in Winona, the daughter of Harold and Maxine (Helling) Remme. Beth lived in Winona until 1979, when her family moved to the Trimont area.
In 1981, the family moved to Tracy. Beth graduated from the Tracy Area High School in 1988.
She received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1992; and her master’s degree in gifted and talented education from the University of St. Thomas in 2015.
Beth was baptized in May 1970 at Central Lutheran Church in Winona, and confirmed at Tracy Lutheran Church in 1984.
She was currently a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, where she was active as a pianist and a member of the contemporary adult worship band “New Day.” Beth also served as a member of the Youth Board, and helped to schedule servers for meals on confirmation nights.
She began her teaching career in 1992, at Dassel-Cokato Middle School, where she taught sixth grade. Beth was involved in numerous school committees, including the Mentor Program, where she took great joy in mentoring new teachers.
Beth was a recipient of the Leadership in Educational Excellence Award.
For 25 seasons, she was a part of the Charger volleyball program, including a successful tenure as head coach, where she earned the DC Coach of the Year Award.
For nearly 17 years, Beth was the manager of the Cokato City Pool. She would instruct lifeguard training, swimming lessons, and recruit her volleyball players to be her lifeguards and assistant managers. Beth loved teaching and coaching, and was a role model to many teachers, coaches, and students.
Beth was united in marriage to Cole Christian Flick Dec. 15, 2007, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato. The couple made their home in Dassel, where they raised their family.
Beth loved music, spending time reading on the pontoon on Long Lake, going for walks alone or with her family, attending her children’s many activities and sporting events, and getting together with friends and family. She gave of herself to her family, friends, her students, and to everyone who had the privilege to know her.
Beth will be deeply missed by her family, her many friends, and the Dassel-Cokato community.
She is survived by her husband, Cole Flick, of Dassel; children, Jordan and Amber (Wagman) Flick of St. Michael, and Cy, Gus, and Jacob Flick, all of Dassel; parents, Harold and Maxine Remme, of New Ulm; and siblings, Bruce (Carie) Remme of Marshall, and Brian (Kim) Remme of Hastings.
Beth was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
A memorial service took place Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Dassel-Cokato High School.
There was also a time to gather with the family Wednesday evening, Oct. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred for a future legacy.