Beverly M. Juergens, 87
Jordan Beverly M. Juergens, of Jordan, passed away during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the age of 87. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan. Father Timothy Yanta presided, and Bev’s daughter and granddaughters acted as her urn bearers. Bev was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Blue Earth.
On April 28, 1929 Arthur and Evelyn Ingmire celebrated the birth of their daughter, Beverly Monica Ingmire. Bev was the eldest of three children and grew up in Blue Earth with her sister, Vivian and brother, William. When Bev was about five years old, her father was killed in a terrible trucking accident. Only three years later, her brother William passed away too. Through these events, Bev developed a strength that served her well through her life. Bev’s mother soon married Leo Everett and moved her family to his farm in Elmore.
After graduating from Elmore High school, Bev was briefly married and blessed with a wonderful daughter, Paulette. Bev had the ongoing support of her family to help raise Paulette. Throughout the years, Bev had a number of jobs. She typically worked in office settings doing secretarial work. The best job she ever had was at a Chrysler dealership in St. Paul. This is where she met a customer who turned out to be Ray, her husband of 40 years.
Bev and Ray hit it off immediately and they were soon married on April 25, 1969 in Mason City, Iowa. They settled in Jordan and loved their home on the Mill Pond. Bev transitioned into a homemaker and loved taking care of Ray. Bev also volunteered at St. John’s Catholic Church and would chaperone senior trips to Mystic Lake.
Together, Bev and Ray took many fun trips. They visited California, Alaska and enjoyed time at a family member’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. Bev especially liked taking trips to New York and Colorado to visit her granddaughters, Beth and Jennifer. She was very close with her granddaughters and loved them both dearly.
In her spare time, Bev enjoyed reading, and she never missed an episode of As the World Turns. Bev was always interested in other people, especially in what they were doing. She kept close tabs on the neighborhood and always had the latest news. Bev was known for her bold opinions and never held back the truth. She was a sassy lady with a wonderful sense of humor. Simply put, there was only one Bev.
Four years ago, Bev left her home on the Mill Pond and moved to Oak Terrace. She received excellent care and had a great rapport with the staff and other residents. After a battle with cancer, Bev passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. She will be remembered always by those she loved.
Bev is survived by her daughter, Paulette Drake; granddaughters, Beth (Mark) Ryzyk and Jennifer Drake; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Joshua Ryzyk; sister, Vivian (Darrel) Adamson; other loving neighbors and friends. Bev was greeted in Heaven by her husband, Ray Juergens; parents, Arthur Ingmire, Evelyn and Leo Everett; and brother, William Ingmire.
Memorials are preferred and can be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bev’s honor.