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07-09-10, 19:45
Beverly Ann Forstrom, 77, Mt. Iron, died peacefully in her home, Saturday, Sept, 4, 2010.

Beverly was born, May 28, 1933, in Superior, the daughter of Gust Alexander and Lillian Lempi (Mijala) Lundeen.

On December 31, 1954, she was united in marriage to Oliver O. Forstrom, in Superior. After their marriage, they made their home in Mt. Iron, which she and Oliver had built.

Beverly enjoyed spending time at their cabin at Lake Vermilion, which her husband also built, and fishing. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds and decorating her home for the holidays. She enjoyed working on four family trees, and was proud of her Finnish heritage. She and Oliver traveled to Finland several times.

She was a member of the Virginia Ladies of Kaleva, having served in different offices and as a matron. She was the treasurer for the Mt. Iron Sr. Citizens, and was President of the Mt. Iron PTA. She was also a former secretary for the old Messiah Lutheran Church in downtown Mt. Iron.

Beverly is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Ann (Enrico) Welsch; her son, LeRoy (Nancy) Forstrom; a brother, Dr. Gerald (Ruth) Lundeen, Edina, Minn.; her grandchildren, Shannon (Brian) Chapman, Virginia, Derek Moe of Mt. Iron, Adrian (Kaci) Moe of Oak Grove, Minn., Erica and Erin Forstrom of Chisholm, Minn.; one great-grandson, Everett Moe of Oak Grove, Minn.; three step-grandchildren, Samantha and Krystle Makela of Des Moines, Iowa, and Joseph Makela of Virginia, two step great-grandchildren, Cody and Lily Chapman of Emily, Minn.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Oliver, twin brother, Robert Lundeen, and a sister Geraldine Beglinger.

Visitation begins 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service Friday, Sept. 10 at Range Funeral Home, Virginia, with Pastor Kristin Foster officiating and burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

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