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Verna M. Beikmann

April 4, 1940 — July 7, 2023

Verna Mae Beikmann, 83, Linn, died Friday July 7, 2023 at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center, KS. Visitation is Sunday, July 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Linn. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. On April 4, 1940, the Lord blessed August Beikmann and his wife Marie (nee Herrs) Beikmann of Strawberry, Kansas with the gift of a daughter whom they named Verna Mae Beikmann. She was baptized on April 14, 1940, by the Rev. Paul Stolp of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in rural Linn, Kansas. She confirmed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in the rite of confirmation on May 9, 1954, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, under the Rev. George Lehenbauer. She graduated from Immanuel Lutheran School in 1954, and later graduated from the American High School in Chicago, Illinois. On August 31, 1959, Verna’s fiancé Luther A. Frese passed away in a grain elevator accident in Clifton, Kansas. Verna was blessed with one son, Randall S. Beikmann. Verna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church near Linn, where she sang in the choir for many years and once held the office of treasurer. She was a long-time member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She had an exemplary faith in God. In her teens, Verna worked for several years at the Washington County Coop Creamery in Linn. Later, she spent 35 years working as a nurse’s aide at the Linn Community Nursing Home, many of those responsible for passing medications to residents. She greatly enjoyed working with the other employees and serving the residents, considering them all her second family. She spent her final years as a resident of that same nursing home. Verna enjoyed music and nursing work, quilting, and painting flowers and rural scenes. She also enjoyed keeping track of the travels of Randy’s family. Verna was very proud of all of them. She was preceded in death by her parents; her fiancé Luther Frese; her brother Delbert Beikmann, and three sisters, Lorna Beikmann, Lorene Kolle, and Darlene Rothlisberger. Survivors include her son Randy Beikmann and his wife Tara of Brighton, Michigan; her granddaughter Alise Beikmann-DeRubeis and her husband Michael DeRubeis of Denver, Colorado; her grandson Aric Beikmann of San Jose, California; her great-grandsons Carter and Vincent DeRubeis (Allie and Mike’s sons); her sister Dorothy Mueller and her husband Lowell of Garden City, Kansas; her aunt Anna Herrs of Linn, Kansas; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial fund is established to be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Verna M. Beikmann, please visit our flower store.



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