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Hilma Beckstrom, 88

Red Lake Falls - Hilma Beckstrom, 88, died Monday, October 8, 2001 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji with Rev. Kent Dudley officiating. Honorary casketbearers included grandsons Gordon Long, Danny Long, David Long, Scott Beckstrom, Todd Beckstrom and Ben Lowry. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Bemidji.

Hilma Mathilda Thunberg was born on April 20, 1913 in Winger, the daughter of Erick and Ragna (Hanson) Thunberg. She attended a country school and grew up on a farm.

In 1937, she married Vincent Beckstrom in Bemidji. The couple lived in Argyle and Stephen for many years before moving to Long Lake near Bemidji in 1959. Vincent died on January 10, 1997. For the past year, Hilma had been a resident of Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls.

She enjoyed picking berries and growing flowers.

Hilma is survived by a daughter, Judy (Donald) Long of Iron; two sons, Jerry (Pat) Beckstrom of Waite Park and Robert (Danielle) Beckstrom of Red Lake Falls; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Elvin Thunberg; five sisters, Mamie Roy, Hildred Lund, Lilly Erickson, Jeannie Hurtt and Edna Cramer; and an infant daughter, Diane.

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