TRUMAN - Mass of Christian Burial for Beatrice Pesta will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Katherine's Catholic Church, Truman, Minn. Interment will be held at Nashville, Cemetery, rural Winnebago, Minn.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, with a Parish Prayer Service at 6 p.m., at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman.
Beatrice Rose (Heinen) Pesta passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family. She was born May 31, 1925, in New Ulm, Minn. She was the daughter of Mathias and Frances (Roesch) Heinen. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from New Ulm High School in 1942. During the Second World War she worked in Seattle, Wash. In December 1949, she married Clarence R. Pesta, and they farmed and raised their family in Blue Earth and Martin Counties. Clarence died Nov. 18, 2002, and Beatrice moved to town. When her children were young, she was active in the Nashville 4-H Club as a leader. She was a founding member of St. Katherine's Catholic Church in Truman, where she was very active. She enjoyed being a part of Truman's Legion Auxiliary and helping with the Blood Mobile. She crocheted many name doilies for people and enjoyed spending time with her friends.
Family was very important to her and always enjoyed spending time with them. They are: Daryl Pesta of St. Peter, Minn.; Nancy (Donald) Larson of Alden, Minn.; Susan (David) Campbell of Eagan, Minn.; and Darin (Val) of Truman. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Wendy (Steven Dietrich) Richter, Portland, OR, Joe (Sarah) Pesta of Eugene, Ore., Nathan (Amy) Larson, Kasson, Minn., Dayna Larson, Conger, Minn., Nicholaus Larson, Austin, Minn., Christy (Adam Johnson) Campbell, Mpls, Minn., Alex (Alison Vallant) Campbell, St. Paul, Minn., Cortnee (Tyler) DePoppe, St. Peter, Minn., Tanner (Henni) Wilcox, Mankato and Kaitlyn Wilcox, Truman; and eight great-grandchildren; Nathan Magnoski, Corey & Griffin Pesta, Noah Larson, Tirzah, Joel & Zoe Larson, and Emilia Wilcox. Her sister Irene Stoxen of Sacramento Calif., brother and sisters-in-law Ivan (Shirley) Pesta, Clarissa, Minn., Kenny (Jeanette) Pesta, Clarissa, Minn., Glenn (Neva) Pesta, Long Prairie, Minn.. Gloria (Duane) Drevlow, Truman, Minn., Lea Pesta, Brooklyn Center, Minn., Betty Pesta, Alexandria, Minn., Connie Pesta Long Prairie, Minn., and nieces and nephews and special neighbors, Doug and Darla Mamanga, and their sons, Colton and Tanner.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence; parents Mathias and Frances; her brother, Norbert; in-laws Frank and Ragnhild Pesta; brothers and sisters-in-law, Orville Stoxen, Ruth and Ellis McKindley, Hanley Pesta, Frank Pesta and Raymond Pesta.