Beverly J. Forthun, 74, Shoreview

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beverly J. Forthun, 74, of Shoreview, Minn., formerly of Austin, Minn., died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minn.

Beverly J. Forthun

Beverly was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Owatonna, Minn. to Chester and Dolores (Pavek) Albert. The family then moved to Austin, where she grew up with her brother Gerald and her sister Judy.

Beverly was a 1955 graduate of Austin High School. In 1956, she was married to Sheldon Forthun. They lived in Austin where their three children were born.

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Sheldon and Beverly moved their family to Shakopee, Minn. in 1967 and that was their home until 1988 when they moved to Shoreview to run their business. They also had a lake home in Brainerd, Minn.

Beverly struggled with medical issues her entire adult life, but always stayed positive and strong in her faith. She was truly an inspiration to everyone that met her.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Sheldon, Shoreview; sons, Jeffrey (Diane) Forthun, Rosemount, Minn., Joel (Barbara) Forthun, Cottage Grove, Minn.; daughter Brenda (Tom) Richards, Plymouth, Minn.; seven grandchildren; sister, Judy (Doug) Meany, Eagle River, Wis.; niece, nephews, and a great niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolores and Chester, and her brother Gerald.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin, with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before service.

Memorials will be forwarded to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.