Lydia A. Beuning, 93

Lydia A. Beuning, age 93 of Melrose, died peacefully on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Osakis.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Christian Mothers and Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters Monday evening at the funeral home.

Lydia Agnes Hinnenkamp was born March 15, 1919 in Melrose Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Frank and Elizabeth (Schmeising) Hinnenkamp. She married Ambrose Beuning on May 9, 1946 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose and they resided in Osakis, Minnesota most of their married life. They also raised their family in Melrose, Spicer/New London and Alexandria. They enjoyed life on the farm and also through their established businesses. Since Ambrose’s death in 1988, Lydia returned to her hometown of Melrose.

She was a member and former president of Daughters of Isabella of Osakis, a member and patriotic instructor for 12 years at the Schanhaar-Otte Veterans of Foreign War Post 7050 Auxiliary in Melrose, a life member of the Miraculous Medal Association, a member of Ladies Catholic Order of Foresters and Senior Citizens (secretary for 6 years), Prayer Chain for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary Melrose Unit 101 since 1973, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, and the Christian Mothers.

Lydia was an excellent homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed writing and journaling as well as story telling with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 65, King’s Corner and 8 card Golf. She loved birds, flowers, dancing and crossword puzzles. Lydia was blessed with a remarkable memory. She could recall poems and songs of her youth and had a knack for knowing lineage of those she met. She enjoyed reminiscing with all. Lydia will be remembered for her warm and caring ways and her prayer life on the behalf of others.

Survivors include her children, Darwin (Samur Poonpinit) Beuning of Kaysville, Utah, Gail (Curtis) Holt of Maui, Hawaii, Anita (Rich) Lang of Chanhassen, Kathy (Jeff) Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Patricia (Ryan) Kemmerick of Rochester, Cindy (Larry) Moore of Monticello, and David (Susan) Beuning of Bloomington; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Leona Blenker, Mary Ann Tooley, Ida (Frank) Pung and Jeanette Zehrer.

Lydia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ambrose Beuning; granddaughter, Ann Kemmerick; sisters, Lillian Hinnenkamp, Monica Hinnenkamp, and Irene Athmann; and brothers, Ernest Hinnenkamp, Fred Hinnenkamp, Hubert Hinnenkamp, Jim Hinnenkamp and Sylvester Hinnenkamp.

Serving as casket bearers will be Dale Hinnenkamp, Ken Hinnenkamp, Matt Wright, Paul Lang, Aaron Wright and Ivan Blenker. Honorary bearers will be Cpt. Michael Moore, Jack Beuning, Curtis Holt, Richard Lang, Ryan Kemmerick, Larry Moore, David Holt, Nathan Moore ad Jeffrey Wright. Cross bearer will be granddaughter, Kate Kemmerick and scripture bearer will be Kate’s fiancé, Mike Poterucha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pine Villa Pavilion Fund, St. Cloud Hospice or Lutheran Social Services.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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