Beverly A. Heinsen

beverly a. heinsen
Beverly A. Henke Heinsen was born in Plentywood, MT to Henry and Eleanor (Turnell) Henke, March 1st, 1932. She passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her home. She attended a rural elementary school a mile from the farm home south of Dagmar, MT. She graduated from Medicine Lake, MT High School in 1950, and then attended college in Minot, ND to be a primary school teacher. She taught in Plentywood, MT for two years while awaiting Gayle’s return from the service in Korea. Later she taught in North Dakota and worked as a substitute teacher in various places before moving to Fargo in 2013. She and Gayle Heinsen were married June 25, 1954 in Plentywood, MT and they lived in Minot, ND for a few years before later moving to several different areas in ND, including to Fargo in 2013. She was preceded in death by three sisters, one in infancy, two brothers, a brother-in-law, an infant granddaughter, and her parents. She is survived by her husband, Gayle, four children and their spouses, Lyle (Becky) Heinsen, Kelvin (Laura) Heinsen, Les (Sharon) Heinsen, Kari (Brad) Timmersman, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother, Loren, brother-in-law, Elton Overby and many nieces and nephews. Beverly made her choice to serve God in her early teens and was very thankful for that privilege. Beverly’s family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their tender care in her final days. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Burial: Fargo National Cemetery, Fargo. Beverly's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:45 A.M.:

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  1. Bev was a very gracious woman, loved by those who knew her. I was in their home when the boys were teenagers, as well as later.

  2. Bev will be missed! Loved visiting Bev & Gayle a couple times in their Western ND home!
    Will always remember Bev as a very sweet friend!
    Thinking of all her family! ❣
    Bob & Tania Stephens

  3. Bev is one of the kindest people I have ever known. I will always remember and appreciate her positive influence. I treasure having shared in Sunday morning meetings with Gayle and Bev in the later years. I send my condolences to Gayle and the immediate and extended family… my thoughts continue with you.

  4. Bev and Gayle and their family were very special to me when I started my teaching career in Stanley in 1960. The bonds of friendship and fellowship have remained through the years.

  5. Our condolences Les and Sharon to you and your family on the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad when I would see them at Aflac events. They were wonderful people. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
    Mike & Michelle

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Will always remember her kind and humble spirit. Neil and Bobbie Hauck

  7. Beverly, was a kind, nurturing, caring, loving, smart, amazing soul. I had the pleasure of knowing her, her kindness and ever lasting love of her family and Gayle. Her shine is the kind of love the world should always have. The world is a better place for having her in it.

  8. A kind and gentle soul was Beverly. I am enriched having known her. “May you dwell in the heart; be free from harm; be healed; be whole and be at peace”. -an Irish prayer.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Beverly was so sweet, I loved her dearly. Wish I could be there to see everyone, sending love. Cindy

  10. We think of the Gayle Heinsen family at this time. We met Bev and Gayle when the family were young. We have good memories of times together at Loren and Lillian‘s. May the God of all comfort, comfort this family as they remember the faith that their mother had.
    David and Lois McChesney

  11. My deepest sympathies are with you all. I just adored Bev and am very blessed to have met her and spent time with her. Many thoughts are with you all – Hugs and prayers sent.

  12. Bev was like another mom to us….many precious memories of our families together. A gracious, elegant lady and we’ll continue to be inspired by her quiet, but steady spirit. Thoughts and care to all of the family.

  13. There are some people whose testimony and impact on our lives make an indelible imprint. Aunt Bev is one of those people. So kind, caring, loving, faithful…all the best qualities one would like to have and share with others.
    I have so many happy memories of time with Bev, Gayle and the family. My heart goes out to each of you and I hope that your memories, God’s love and peace, and time with friends and family will help comfort you.
    Love, LeArla

  14. Such a dear, kind lady. So dedicated to her husband and children. Wonderful grandma and great grandma. Gracious to everyone. Truly a virtuous woman. Offering my condolences to her loving family.

  15. Aunt Bev had many wonderful qualities! She was loved by those who knew her. Thankful to watch the service. Even though we couldn’t be there in person, our hearts were there.
    Janelle, Harold, Cody & Amber

  16. My thoughts are with you at the loss of Beverly. She was a sweet kind lady.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs
    Paula Tollerud

  17. Beverly Heinsen. I knew her very will and her Family and I will sure Miss her I will always love her as my 2nd Mom.. I am so sorry for loss..

  18. Beverly always had a pleasant look and smile, and kind words. Condolences to all her family.

  19. Bev was such a gracious lady – My Mom Velma Marsh Hansen knew her from MT and after! Sympathy to all the family! Candy F. & family

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