Beverly H. Barnum, 72, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 27, 2003, in Bemidji, Minnesota. She was born September 17, 1931, in Eau Claire to the late Ralph and Ella Peterson.
Beverly was a 1950 graduate of Eau Claire High School. On February 6, 1952, she married John R. Barnum in Stillwater, Minnesota; he preceded her in death on January 13, 1981. She lived in the Rockford, Illinois, area for 40 years, then Chandler, Arizona, and the last two years in Green Bay. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and also an auxiliary member of VFW Post 9759 in Rockford, Illinois. She was a nanny in Rockford, Chandler and Green Bay; she loved and was loved by the children.
Survivors include her twin daughters and spouses, Roxanne and Stephen Siekmann of Green Bay and Rosanne and Steven Marheine of Rockford, Illinois; two sons and spouses, David and Carol Barnum of Green Bay and Bruce and Tracey Barnum of Bemidji, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Jodi (Craig) Dhuse, Renee (Jason) Natzke, Christopher Siekmann, Ryan Marheine, Stacey and Kristen Barnum and Jessica and John Barnum; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Emily, Allyson and Justin Dhuse; a close aunt, Jane Elliot of Anchorage, Alaska; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; aunts and uncles; brothers and sisters-in-law.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2004, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 991 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Scott Malme officiating.
Friends may also call after 9 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004, at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Rockford, Ill., where an additional funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Snow officiating.
Lyndahl Funeral Home, Green Bay, is serving the family.
A memorial fund has been established.
Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Dec 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8221860
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