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Beatrice Korsmo

Beatrice Korsmo, 90, of Northwood, ND died peacefully on January 15, 2015, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:00p.m. at Community Bible Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 with a 7:00p.m. prayer service at the church.

Beatrice Eleanor Sherva was born November 30, 1924 in Northwood, ND, to Bernard and Alma (Johnson) Sherva. In her childhood years, she lived in Northwood, where she graduated from Northwood High School in 1941.

She met a fine young man, who started his courtship with her at weekly choir practice. On March 4, 1944, Beatrice married this sweetheart, Peder Korsmo, in Cedar Rapids Iowa. She was a new bride that saw her husband off to fight in WWII, and awaited his homecoming, after which time the family came along.

Bea and Peder raised their family, otherwise known as "the four boys and Barb." Most of their growing years were spent on the Korsmo Homestead farm, and they moved to Northwood in 1991.

Bea took an active support staff role to Peder when they owned Korsmo Oil & Supply, and in his farming years. She served as bookkeeper, truck driver, and/or worked on the bin piler at the potato warehouse.

As a wife, mother, grandmother and friend Bea was always supportive. She was an engaging conversationalist and listened intently to each person that spoke. She was the "Queen of Hospitality." The table was always beautifully set, lamps were glowing, and the aroma of fresh baked buns and cookies permeated the air. She always created an inviting presence for her family and guests. This was a reflection of her faith and gift of hospitality lived out. The presence of the Lord surrounded her, prayer was her daily mantle, and her well worn Bible was always close at hand. She had some other internal mottos... "The woman sets the tone for the home," "A place for everything, and everything in its place."

With the "home is where the heart is" atmosphere, her place, wherever the location, was filled with coffee drinkers. She relished in all the company, and would often "count noses" or shoes, and then smile and comment on her blessings.

She loved a well-manicured lawn, beautiful flowers, and shiny, clean car. She loved fine fashion, and even through her 80's said, "I think a little heel would look nice with that."

Peder and Bea spent many winters in Arizona, enjoying family and friends.

Beatrice is survived by three sons; David (Cheryl), Daniel (Jackie) Paul (Judy), all of Northwood, her daughter Barbara (Mark) of Sioux Falls, SD; her daughter-in-law, Kris; 13 grandchildren, Michelle, Stephanie, Stacie, Jason, Amy, Grant, Nathan, Jennifer, Melanie, John, Ryan, Adam, Rachel; and 23 great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are sister Delores Cabler, brother Donald Sherva, and sister-in-law Janice Sherva, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Norin (Joan) Korsmo, and Richard Korsmo, Valborg (Ingvald) Berdal, Lenore Meland and Mary Korsmo. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gordon and Robert, parents, Ben and Alma, husband, Peder, her son Steven ; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Solveig Strand, Delores Korsmo, Wesley Meland, James Cabler, Alvin Korsmo and Ruth Sherva, and great-granddaughter, Adelynn Grace.

Bea longingly awaited her Heavenly home, anxious to be face to face with Jesus, and reunited with her loved ones.

Memorials may be designated to the South Cemetery, Northwood Community Bible Church Missions, or the charity of your choice.

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Darleen Woody Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest Condolences of the passing of Beatrice Korsmo. Gods Peace Aunt Bea. Love Angie, Brennen, Jacob and Alex Meland.

Angela Meland Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM

My sympathy to family and friends.

Kathryn Thorsgard Erickson Feb 4 2015 12:00 AM

What a privilege to have had a mother, like this , a teacher of example, loving, caring,, beautiful and someone you could be so proud of and long to reunite with in heaven. Love with my sympathy Dorie

Dorie Roobinson Jan 20 2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you today. The obituary was nicely written and stated the things I remember about your Mom and Grandma. I know she loved God and her family. Remember your special family times.

Jane Korsmo Winter Jan 19 2015 12:00 AM

Such a beautiful soul! I am glad to hear she was ready for her time with our Lord.

Marshall Troutman Jan 18 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences to you all on your loss. Beatrice was a great lady.

Aleta K Buraas Jan 18 2015 12:00 AM

My sympathy goes out to all of you In your loss. God's peace is a wonderful thing, though, when you know Beatrice is in her wonderful heavenly home!

Jan DeKrey Jan 17 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Beatrice, Our prayers and sympathy to you at the passing of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She lived a beautiful long life, always showing God's love in all she did. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Love, Dave and DiAnna

David and DiAnna Thingelstad Jan 17 2015 12:00 AM

Bea touched so many lives with her infectious love for the LORD, including ours. May the Lord comfort all the friends and family who were privileged to know, love, and be loved by Bea and help them rejoice through their grief knowing she is with Jesus singing His praises face to face.Someone so loved and cherished will never be forgotten. Prayers, blessings and love to you all.

Peter & Lori Constable Jan 17 2015 12:00 AM

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