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Mary K. Bekaert – Obituary

Name: Mary K. Bekaert

Age: 87

Born: 09-22-1931

Died: 09-22-2018

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Mary K. Bekaert, age 87 of Paynesville, who passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Koronis Manor. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church in Paynesville.

Mary was born on September 22, 1931 in Lincoln IL to Hermon and Emma (Harness) Krotz.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from St. Cloud State University and was a teacher all of her life. Mary married the father of her children, Harvey Haag. They later divorced. Mary then married Newell Bengston, he would later pass away. She then married Leon Bekaert and he too passed away.

Mary enjoyed traveling out west to Montana during her summer breaks, sports, fishing, hunting, and animals. She especially loved the time spent with her family.

Mary is survived by her children, Katherine Haag of Kanab, UT, Patrick Haag of Spring Valley, Scott (Catherine) of Delano; one grandson, Jon Bexel; one great-grandson; sisters, Ann Nelson and Betty Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; and son, Bradley James.

Guestbook for Mary K. Bekaert

Jennifer Ugarte
September 28, 2018, 1:01 pm
Im so terribly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have personally found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well. If you wish, you may contact me to learn about the resurrection hope found in The Bible.
Dan Nelson
, nepheq
September 25, 2018, 1:22 am
Mary was the type of person who inspired integrity in those around her. She encouraged others to be the best people they could be. That has reflected in my life and I know in her familys too. Peace be with you!!
Wayne & Debbie Asplund
, niece
September 25, 2018, 12:04 am
Rest in peace dear Mary! You have been such a joy in our lives from when I was just a little kid to our recent visit this month. You have always brought laughter to Wayne and I with each visit and we will miss you dearly!

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