Beatrice Cline, 78

ClineBeatriceWEBBeatrice Cline, 78, of Clarissa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 3, 2013, at the Central Todd County Care Center.  Funeral services for Beatrice were held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating.  Burial was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Browerville.

Beatrice was born to Milo and Lucy (Nauman) Mace on March 4th, 1934 in Ward Township. She married Lyle Cline on September 28, 1951 in Valley City, North Dakota and they had 6 children together. She worked several jobs, but spent most of her life working at the CO-OP Hardware and the Clarissa Municipal Liquor Store. In her younger years she enjoyed ice skating, swimming and watching her brothers play baseball.  Later in life she enjoyed taking rides to look at the fall leaves and Christmas lights with her kids, or anyone that was game to go. Some of her favorite pastimes were growing beautiful flowers, watching birds and fishing. She also enjoyed playing cards, bowling and going to the casino. She loved to dance and listen to music.  She could always make people laugh with her wonderful sense of humor; her smile and laughter will be missed. She was a great friend to many and above all she loved being a mother and spending time with her children and grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.  She was an unbelievably strong woman, being sick for many years while still living life to it’s fullest. She showed incredible strength and will to live right up to her last days.

Beatrice is survived by her children:  Sandra Foote of Staples, Nancy (Zip) Stepaniak of Clarissa, Dale (Mel) Cline of Browerville, Kellie (Nick) Niesen of Montrose, Julie (Milo) Scheerle of Sauk Centre and Joyce Farrell of Sauk Centre, 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Beatrice is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Shorty, Lee, Harry, Dick, Wheel, Fay and Archie and great-grandson Bradley Farrell.