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Lorraine (Peterson) Beckel

August 30, 1930 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 89)


Lorraine Beckel, age 89, of rural Kellogg, MN, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Madonna Summit in Byron, MN.  Lorraine was born to Henry and Agnes (Hauge) Peterson on August 30, 1930. She was united in marriage to Robert Beckel January 8, 1949 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple had a home for several years at Prichard’s Landing, rural Kellogg, where they enjoyed the water and the outdoors.  They moved to the property full time in 1987.  Since retirement, they wintered in Florida.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Wabasha.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Joe and Shelly Beckel, Hayward, WI, Mike Beckel, Missoula, MT; three grandchildren, Tina, Bryce and Jenessa; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.  Private graveside services will take place at a later date.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN.  Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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