Darlene Beach

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Darlene “Sis” Beach, 79, Fargo, ND, passed away suddenly on June 7, 2012 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo.

Darlene was born July 19, 1932 on the family farm near Rothsay, MN to Hazel (Zimmerman) and Einer Hendricksen.  She grew up on the farm where she learned to milk cows and gather eggs.

Robert “Bob” Beach caught the eyes of Sis at a Sons of Norway dance in Fergus Falls and after Sis graduated from Fergus Falls High School, they married on June 6, 1950 at the family farm.

Bob and Sis lived and farmed near Ashby for 5 years and then moved to Fargo.  Sis worked for Dakota Clinic as a medical aid in pediatrics from 1966 to 1990.  They have been members at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fargo for many years.

Sis loved to crochet and made many beautiful afghans for family and friends and also loved to make beautiful detailed doll outfits that she started working on as a child.  Her many hobbies also included playing bridge, fishing, camping, doing crosswords and word find.  Bob and Sis enjoyed their lake cabin on Tamarac in Minnesota for 22 years.

She was a great cook and always kept her son Lonny’s freezer stocked with goodies.  She also loved peanut M&M’s and her husband kept her well supplied.  We will always remember her great sense of humor, her smile, her contagious laughter and her love for the Lord.

She is survived by her husband, Bob, Fargo and her two sons, Lonny at Villa Maria and Richard “Rick” at Bethany, both in Fargo.  She also had many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Bonnie Lynn and her brother Allen (Joe).

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.

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  1. Altamonte Springs FloridaI am saddened by the sudden loss of my dear aunt Sis. It is so hard to say good-bye. I have many, many good memories of growing up with all of you so close by. Know that you, Uncle Bob, and Lon and Rick are much in my thoughts and prayers. May our loving God hold you close and bring you the peace which indeed passes all understanding. Love you.

  2. Moorhead MN
    I have many fond memories working with you at Dakota Clinic. You were such a sweetie. My deepest condolences to your family. My God be with you.

  3. FloridaThough we are many miles away, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sis always had a smile and great story to share. Her kindness and generosity of spirit will be missed by all. May you find peace during this time and know that we love you.

  4. Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy to you, Bob, Lonny and Rick. I will miss Darlene, too. She always greeted me with a smile when I came visiting. What a good neighbor. She is at peace, but that doesn’t make it any easier for those left behind. Keep her memory alive in your hearts.

  5. Pelican Rapids, MnBob,
    You and your boys are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace and love surround you with comfort. Know that you have many people that care about you. God bless. Jeff & Lynne Carlson
    Tamarac Lake neighbors

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