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Beulah G. A. Koering

November 28, 1915 - September 16, 2018


September 30, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Our Saviors Lutheran Church Hillsboro, ND

Memorial Service

September 30, 2018
- 2:30 pm

Our Saviors Lutheran Church Hillsboro, ND


Boulger Funeral Home

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Beulah G. A. Koering

November 28, 1915 - September 16, 2018


Beulah Genevieve Adeline (Gunderson) Koering, 102, Hillsboro, ND, died September 16, 2018, at Sanford Hillsboro.

Beulah was born November 28, 1915, to Asle and Ida (Erickson) Gunderson in Esmond, ND. She graduated from Esmond High School and then attended Mayville State Teachers College where she graduated with a two-year degree allowing her to teach in grades 1-8. That part of her career took her to a one-room school in rural Mayville, and two years later to Caledonia, ND where she taught grades 7-8. She married Herman Koering in 1940, and they raised six children. After some time away from education, and, beginning in 1958, she taught special needs children in a one-room setting in Hillsboro, serving students from Hillsboro, Mayville, Portland, Hunter, Buxton, and Hatton. During those years she received a scholarship from Mayville State and the University of North Dakota where she studied advanced strategies to use while serving special needs children. She was a pioneer in the field of special education in the Traill County area. She was a lifelong member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hillsboro where she served as Sunday School Superintendent, taught Sunday School, and was active in Ladies Aid. She was inducted into the Hillsboro Public School Hall of Fame in 2008.

Beulah was mother to six children: Gary, Sondra, Barrie, Lonny, William, and Kathy. She was Grandmother to Christopher (Jasmine) Koering, Tacoma, Washington; Carter (Rachel) Erickson, Park Rapids, MN; Daniel (Adrienne) Hutchison, Colorado Springs, CO; Nathan (Beth) Olsen, Arvada, CO; Amy (Jeremy) Frazer, Geneva, IL; and Josh Olsen, Denver, CO. She was also Great-Grandmother to Ariel Koering, Cash Erickson, Bailey and Nash Hutchison, Chip and Noah Olsen, and Abby and Josh Frazer.

Beulah is survived by a son William Koering, Upland, CA; and daughters Sondra Erickson, Princeton, MN; Lonny (John) Hutchison, Northwood, ND; and Kathy (Jerry) Olsen, Park Rapids, MN; brother Winton (Adeline) Gunderson, Grafton, Sisters-in-law Eloise Koering, Fargo, and Marian Koering, Valley City, along with many nieces and nephews.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herman, sons Gary and Barrie, son-in-law Terry Erickson; brothers Rendell and Gordon Gunderson; and sisters Orva Morris, Pearl McBee, and Lois Thompson.

Service will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hillsboro on September 30, 2018, at 2:30.


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2 responses to “Beulah G.A.Koering”

  1. Camille Hanson Nelson says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to all of the Koering family!
    The loss of a mother is hard!
    My special blessings to all of you!!🙏🏻❤️

  2. William A Koering says:

    My wonderful Mother, Beulah Genevieve Adeline Koering, was as dedicated to her husband, her children, and her profession as one could ever be. She set an example of character, work ethic, and persistence that shaped my life and my success. She once told me as a young man when I was frustrated with some problem, “that where there is a will, there is a way”. She was absolutely correct. From Esmond, ND, to Mayville State, to the Mayville Township School, to the Caledonia School, to Hadler, MN, and to Taft, Mom worked tirelessly to make our family the best it could be. There was no quit in my mother, and she would not tolerate it in her children. We can never thank her enough. Mom will enjoy heaven. She certainly deserves to be there. I love you, Mom.

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