Beverly Jean Kludt Wormstadt
Beverly Jean Kludt Wormstadt Friedrichsen passed away on August 9, 2012. She will be missed.
Beverly J. Wormstadt Friedrichsen, age 79, of Huron, SD, died Thursday, August 9, 2012, at her home. She was born Beverly Kludt, daughter of Herbert and Ethyle (Bute) Kludt, on June 3, 1933, at the Sprague Hospital in Huron. Beverly grew up in Alpena, Miller, Wessington, and Tulare. She graduated from Huron High School in 1951.
Following high school graduation, Beverly was employed by NWPS. In June 1952, she began working for the Bureau of Reclamation as a budget analyst until her retirement in 1978. Following her retirement from the government, Beverly worked part time for Rural Alternatives under the direction of Dr. Ella Stoltz.
On June 24, 1956, Beverly married Lester Wormstadt in Tulare, SD. They continued to work and live on the family farm in rural Forestburg until May 1963 when they moved to Huron. Lester passed away on May 11, 2000.
Beverly was an active member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron. She was passionate about serving the Lord and did so by teaching Sunday School and Confirmation, plus she was a member of the church Ladies Aid, LWML, ACTSS fellowship, served on the funeral committee, and the altar guild. She was a member of the Ready Kilowatt NWPS organization for women, NARFE, and chairwoman of the NARFE Alzheimer's organizations. Beverly was also a member of the Beadle Bum Sam's Camping Club.
She was an avid gardener who took a lot of pride in her flower and vegetable gardens. Other hobbies included traveling, camping, fishing, and spending time with family.
On June 11, 2011, Beverly married LeRoy Friedrichsen. They made the most of the short time they had together until she was diagnosed with cancer in February 2012.
Beverly is survived by her husband, LeRoy of Huron; 1 daughter, Tammy (Greg) Lund of Sioux Falls; 1 son, Jason (Renee) Wormstadt of Sioux Falls; 3 grandchildren, Lucas Lund, Carter Lund, and Simon Wormstadt; 4 stepsons, Curtis (Joan) Friedrichsen of Watertown, Stuart (Shirley) Friedrichsen of Huron, Doug (Brenda) Friedrichsen of Huron, and Brian (Jackie) Friedrichsen of Wolsey; 6 stepgrandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Donald Kludt of Hot Springs, Ark, Dale (Diane) Kludt of Henry, SD, DeVerne Kludt of Okmulgee, OK, and Darwyn (Barbara) Kludt of Biloxi, Miss; many special nieces and nephews, and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Ethyle Kludt; brother, Darrell Kludt, and 2 sisters-in-law, Sandy Kludt and Helen Baker.
Beverly's original HHS51.com profile:
After graduation, I became employed by Northwestern Public Service Co., in Huron, SD., as a billing clerk. In June 1952, I started working for the Bureau of Reclamation as a secretary in the Engineering Department. I held various positions during the 27 years of employment including payroll clerk, finance auditor, and budget analyst. I retired from Federal service in September 1978.
In June 1956, I married Lester Wormstadt. We farmed for 7 years, 20 miles southeast of Huron on the family farm. In 1963, we purchased our home at 1019 Arizona SW in Huron, same place we live today. Lester became employed with Northwestern Public Service Co., where he worked for nearly 30 years. He retired in February 1992 as electric line foreman.
We have a daughter, Tammy, born in 1964, married to Greg Lund, living in Sioux Falls. They have a son, Lucas, now 3 years old. Our son Jason, born in 1972, is married to Renee (Greff) and they also live in Sioux Falls.
We love to travel and our hobbies include gardening, fishing and camping. We also love to spend time with our grandson.
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