Beverly Yvonne Grams (Krugerud), age 81, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at her residence of Cokato Manor in Cokato, Minnesota.
Funeral services took Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. Visitation took place Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation continued Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment was in the W. Mt. Olive Cemetery in rural Delano.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.
She was born March 8, 1940 in rural Dawson, MN, the fifth child of seven born to Helmer and Jennie (Wold) Krugerud.
She was baptized May 12, 1940, at Lac Qui Parle Lutheran Church in Dawson, and confirmed in faith Sept. 12, 1954, at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson.
Bev graduated from Dawson High School in 1959, where she was crowned homecoming queen.
She met Milo at a mutual friend’s wedding, and they wed July 18, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dawson. Bev and Milo were blessed with four children: Rick, Janell, Robin, and Dawn.
Beverly and Milo resided in Delano until 1993, when they bought their dream home on Waverly Lake in Waverly. They spent 19 fantastic years at their lake home fishing, gardening, and making countless cherished memories with their loved ones.
Bev enjoyed spending time baking and playing games with her grandchildren. She loved her years of camping with her siblings, and carrying on annual traditions of making lefse and cookies during the holidays.
Beverly’s unconditional love and zingy one-liners brought joy to everyone she met. She taught us about love, grace, forgiveness, and finding the beauty in all things.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Milo; parents, Helmer and Jennie Krugerud; grandsons, Cole and Chase Grams; and great grandson John Carlson.
Bev is survived by her children, Rick (Sandy) Grams, Janell Yager, Robin (Greg) Close, Dawn (Josh) Etzler; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, as well as her six siblings.
She will always be in our hearts; long live her memory.