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Beatrice Heger Johnson Bengs

April 17, 1928 - April 13, 2021

Funeral Service - Saturday

April 17, 2021
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

April 17, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Interment - Saturday

April 17, 2021

Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, ND

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Boulger Funeral Home

Beatrice Heger Johnson Bengs

April 17, 1928 - April 13, 2021

Obituary

Beatrice Bengs, 92, died on April 13, 2021 at her home under the care of hospice.
Beatrice Heger was born on April 17, 1928, in Arthur, North Dakota, the daughter of Emil Heger & Louise (Marek) Heger. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Arthur, ND.

As a young girl, she started work in Fargo and on her weekends, she visited Arthur and Casselton. She met her husband Henry Lewis Johnson in Casselton and they were married October 3rd, 1947. The newlyweds moved to Amenia, ND and opened “The Teenie Shop”. This marriage brought them six children. The family then moved to Rockford, IL in the summer of 1955. Henry passed away August 8th, 1961 and Beatrice moved her family back to Fargo. As a single mom, she raised her family doing housekeeping and was detail-oriented. After being a widow for thirteen years and dedicated to her family, a neighbor talked her into attending a single dance at the Moose Lodge, where she met her husband, Alvin Bengs from Thompson, ND. They married on May 18th, 1973 and Alvin moved his new bride to his dairy farm and built her a brand new home in Thompson. This happy union ended with a traumatic brain injury to Alvin. Sadly, Alvin passed away a year and a half later on May 29th, 1978. Beatrice worked as a baker at Engen’s Bakery in Northwood and also worked at the TKE House at UND. At the encouragement of her children, she moved back to Fargo where she was a baker for Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. In her retirement days, she enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting afghans for family and friends. She enjoyed listening to Danny O’Donnell and Molly B polka music.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her two husbands, Henry and Alvin; infant son Kenneth; her parents; her sister, Eleanor Lautt; daughter-in-law Gail; and brother-in-law Eugene; and great-granddaughter April.

Beatrice leaves behind her children Betty (Chuck) Solly, Duane (Linda) Johnson, Karen (Lydell) Thorson, Donald Johnson, Gary (Ranea) Johnson; her sister Violet Johnson; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as present and passed brothers and sisters-in-law.
There will be a funeral service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 with visitation one hour prior at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Burial will be held at Casselton Cemetery in Casselton, ND.

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9 responses to “Beatrice Heger Johnson Bengs”

  1. Del & Sheri Ketterl says:

    Johnson family,
    So sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandma. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Lyle and Jennie Rasmussen says:

    Johnson family – so sorry to hear you have lost your beloved Bea. She was a wonderful women. Let your many memories help you through the difficult times. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ruthie Asmus says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have always enjoyed her friendship and also knowing you all. I was sorry to hear of Bea’s passing but hope she didn’t’ suffer.Sincerely Ruthie Asmus

  4. Cletus and Debbie Kruse says:

    So sorry for your loss! Our Hugs,Love and Prayers go out to all of you!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

  5. Barbara Asmus Danielson says:

    Thoughts and prayers to you all. I have know you all since I was about, well let’s just say all my life. And Bea gave me my first bowl of Captn Crunch. Will remember always.

  6. Lynn Zainhofsky says:

    So sorry to learn of of the passing of my BEST Fargo friend and neighbor. We shared many cups of coffee and fun times together. Your Mom was the best baker and taught me many things. She will always be remembered as one of the greatest!
    My deepest sympathies to all of “MY KIDS” as Ralph & I used to call all of you. She’ll now be joining him in Heaven sharing good memories. Lynn “Z”

  7. Darlene & Mike Wolf Mesa, AZ says:

    Bea Our friend on 7th ave always greeted us with a smile. Our sympathy to Don and the rest of the family. May Bea rest in peace.

  8. Deborah (Pellman) Boeddeker says:

    My heart is breaking today for my sweet Auntie Bea. My condolences to all of her children, my dear cousins and grandchildren and friends. She was always so sweet to me! I will always remember her wonderful laugh! ❤

  9. Nancy Peterson says:

    Johnson Family,

    So sorry to just now hear of Grandma Bea’s death. Our sympathies to your family. She was a special lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her.

    Nancy and Terry Peterson

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