Services for Gloria Pauline Beckstrand

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gloria Pauline Beckstrand announce her passing on January 22, 2020 at Cornerstone Residences, Bagley, Minnesota. Born September 1, 1927, she grew up on a farm in Kensington, MN, the daughter of Paul and Anna Gustafson, graduating from Kensington High School in 1943.
Proud of her Swedish roots, she married Roger Beckstrand on June 10, 1953 in Bagley, Minnesota.  They were married 62 years before he passed in 2015.
They had lived in Bagley, Hallock, Clearbrook and Bemidji before moving back to Bagley in 1999.  While Roger worked for Otter Tail Power, Gloria enjoyed her work at the Bagley Hospital and later as a Title I Reading Specialist at Lincoln and Horace May Schools in Bemidji.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Fredrickson, sons Butch (Kathy) and Bruce (Phyllis) Lanske and by her grandchildren Daniel (Erika), Michael (Megan), Matthew (Amanda) and Jamie (Marco Morales). Great Grandchildren are Ava Marie, Lukas, and Olivija.  She is also survived by brothers and sisters in law, Mary Gustafson, Carole Beckstrand, Melva Patton, Shirley Falardeau, Phyllis Engen, Calvin Pederson, Sheldon and Judy Beckstrand, as well as many well-loved nieces and nephews.
Gloria was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Anna Gustafson, her husband, Roger and his parents, Iver and Lil Beckstrand, her sister Lila and her husband, Bob Hanse, brother-in-law, Peter Fredrickson,  brother Jim Gustafson, brothers-in-law Duane, Carroll and Van Beckstrand, brother-in-law, George Patton, sister-in-law Audrey Pederson and sister and brother-in-law, Fern and Harvey Churness.  
Services to honor her memory, officiated by Pastor Mark Olson, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on February 1st at Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley with Visitation one hour prior.  The family is hosting lunch following the service.  Inurnment will be private at the Alida Cemetery, where she will join her husband and other loved ones.  Cease Funeral Home in Bagley is assisting the family with all of the arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be sent to


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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