July 16, 1930 - March 18, 2015
Beverly Jean Ausman age 84 of Menomonie, formerly of Elk Mound, passed away on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at the American Lutheran home. Beverly Jean Anderson was born July 16th, 1930 in St. Paul MN. She graduated from Elk Mound high school. Beverly married LaVerne Ausman, October 16th, 1949 at the Big Elk Creek Lutheran church. Beverly and LaVerne celebrated 65 years together in 2014. Beverly lived on the farm for 31 years before moving to Madison Wisconsin in 1981. In 1986 they moved to Oakton VA, and then returned to Elk Mound in 1993. During her life, Beverly was active in various Lutheran Churches as a choir member, bell choir ringer, Sunday school teacher, and member of the women’s circles. Beverly served on the district board for the Women of the ELCA. She was an Elk Meadow Homemaker for 50 years and a 4-H leader for 25 years. Beverly’s faith and church family were an integral part of her life. She enjoyed music of all kinds and sang from the time she was a small child. At the age of 5 years, Beverly sang at the wedding of her Aunt Margaret. Beverly and LaVerne sang a duet at their own wedding. They sang at numerous occasions throughout her life for family and friends including her grandson Andy’s wedding. Special people in her life were Keenan, Carla (Smith) Jensen, and Kim Smith. She loved welcoming people into her home and hosted guests from Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Finland, Belgium, Thailand, as well as friends and family from across the U.S. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 65 years, LaVerne Ausman; 2 Children – Georgia Ann (John) Bancroft and John (Mary) Ausman; 6 Grandchildren – Andy (Beth) Ausman, Sam (Rachel) Ausman, Sara Ausman, Jeff (Krista) Ausman, Elizabeth (Shawn Gallagher) Bancroft, and Carolyn (Demetri Blanas) Bancroft; 5 Great Grandchildren – Alex and Weston Ausman, Greta and Berit Beverly Ausman, and Peyton Ausman. She is also survived by her sisters-Kay (Jim) Rinder, and Pat Karls; Sister in-law-Fran Gonyea; Brother-Darrel (Chris) Gonyea; Brother in-law-Helmer Bauer; Many cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lila M. Anderson O’Rourke; Step-Father, Leo O’Rourke; 2 Brothers-Owen O’Rourke, Dennis Gonyea; Grandparents- Caroline and Arthur Anderson; Sister-Karen Gonyea Bauer. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound, with Pastor Mary Eide officiating. There will be visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in the Town of Elk Mound, Dunn Co. WI. Memorials are suggested to Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church or charity of your choice.
Beverly Jean Ausman age 84 of Menomonie, formerly of Elk Mound, passed away on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at the American Lutheran home. Beverly Jean Anderson was born July 16th, 1930 in St. Paul MN. She graduated from Elk Mound high school.... View Obituary & Service Information
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