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 Anita M <I>Cantrill</I> Beckstrom

Anita M Cantrill Beckstrom

Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Death 3 Oct 2008 (aged 84)
Kingsford, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 47844495 · View Source
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Anita M. Beckstrom, age 84 of Norway, Michigan, died Friday, October 3, 2008, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford, MI.

The former Anita Cantrill was born on September 9, 1924, in Norway, the daughter of the late Roy Cantrill and Irene (LaJeunese) Cantrill.

Anita married Ernest Beckstrom on September 30, 1942 in Norway. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1981.

Anita loved children and provided childcare for over 3 decades taking care of Norway children two at a time.

She was a lifelong faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church, and very active in the Church activities, enjoyed singing with the Bible Class and for many years sent the Upper Room to college kids and soldiers.

Anita was an avid gardener, Packer fan, Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling the world including visiting her brother Billy's grave in Normandy, France.

She was an adored mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be sadly missed.

Anita was survived by her son William (June Maynard) Beckstrom of Norway; daughters Lois Zember of Menasha, WI., Betty Scott of Woodbridge, VA and Lucy (Geoff) Blethyn of Sturgeon Bay, WI; grandchildren Tracy (Mike) Doede, Melissa (Keith) Johnson, Joe (Tracy Tran) Zember, Cherish (Bill) Nelson, John (Lea) Nanney, Eric Maynard, Rebecca (Shaun) Keeling, Neil (Randa) Blethyn and Jamie Blethyn; 13 great grandchildren; brother Ron (Peggy) Cantrill of Chicago, IL; sister Alice (Wesley) Perket of Menasha, WI; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Margie Winkler, Nancy Bal and Mary Ann Krauss.

Anita Beckstrom was preceded in death by her brothers Harry Cantrill, Billy Cantrill and Artie Cantrill, and her sister Evelyn Poquette.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anita M Cantrill Beckstrom (30 Sep 1924–3 Oct 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47844495, citing Norway Township Cemetery, Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Twist (contributor 46920390) .