Vivian D. Beske, age 93, of Faribault, MN, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the District One Hospital in Faribault.
Vivian Delores Syverson was born March 10, 1927 at the family farm home near Ulen, MN to Selmer and Cora (Morken) Syverson. She attended a one room school near their home until eighth grade. She then attended high school in Ulen. On December 23, 1944 she married a local farm boy Rolland Beske. They farmed for the next 20 years in the Ulen, Hitterdal area. In 1966 the family moved to Faribault. Vivian worked for the State of Minnesota Regional Center until she retired. Vivian enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was always ready for a visit with them. In retirement she enjoyed visiting with people who were shut ins and unable to leave their homes. She also enjoyed working at the Close Closet. Vivian was very active with the First English Lutheran Church ladies groups until she could no longer do that.
Vivian is survived by four children, Ken (Susan) Beske of Elko, MN, Robert (Pam) Beske, Corrine Roell and Cynthia (Steve) Mottl, all of Faribault; by 11 grandchildren, Dan Beske, Jeff Beske, Jim (Jenny) Beske, Jason (Jill) Beske, Tyler (Jolene) Beske, Matt Mottl, Gabriel Mottl (Angie Thielbar), Mark (Angie) Roell, Christine (Terry) Busch, Tamie Beske and Becky (Travis) DeGroot; by 26 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren; by four siblings, Waldo Syverson, Allen Syverson, Fern Saatoff and Orrine Ellefson and by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rolland, son Gary Beske, daughter, Connie Beske, grandson, Jeremy Beske, great grandson Blake Beske, siblings, Lyle Syverson, Marlyn Syverson, Christella Townsend, Eileen Cary, Carla Forsythe and Orin Syverson and by son-in-law, Jerry Roell.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home with the Rev. Janet White of First English Lutheran Church officiating. Masks are required as well as social distancing. Interment will be held at the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault. For those unable to attend the service will be live-streamed through a link found on Vivian’s obituary page at www.parkerkohlfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.