Nov. 22, 1927 — Feb. 13, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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            Beulah Kerber

Our precious Mom and Grandma Beulah left us to join her family in heaven Wednesday morning, Feb. 13.

A special thank you to The Springs on Grand for helping to care for her the past year and to Compassus Home Health and Hospice for her last days.

Beulah Louise (Harding) (Hucke) Kerber was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Broadview, Mont., to Jack and Amelia Harding. She grew up in Broadview where she graduated, and at 17 years old, left to marry Dale Hucke in Fort Lewis, Wash., where he was stationed during WWII in 1945. She worked there at the base.

They moved back to Montana and were together until 1961, when Dale passed from cancer. On his deathbed, he told her she was too young to be widowed and alone with their daughter, Marilyn, and told her he wanted her to find a good guy like Jim Kerber to marry. She replied, “No way, he’s an old man” (nine years older). Two years later in 1963, she actually ended up marrying that good man, Jim Kerber, and they had two more daughters, Lori and Sharon.

They stayed in Montana and over the years lived in Broad-view, Ledger, Conrad and Columbus. They were together until his passing in 2002.

Beulah was a wonderful Mom and Grandma. Family was everything to her. She was a strong lady, she had to take care of two ailing husbands over the years, she was a great cook, she made beautiful wedding cakes, sewed beautiful things for others and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by the family whom she loved so dearly and who so dearly loved her.

Beulah is preceded in death by her mom and dad; both husbands, Dale Hucke and Ambrose (Jim) Kerber; two brothers, Wayne and Warren Hardin, and her sister, Dolores Riley.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn (Larry) Kober, Lori (Dale) Hagerman, and Sharon (Allen) Beaty; four grandchildren, Kory (Alana) Kober, Lana Lewis, Michael (Danielle) Kober, Amber (AJ) Ostlund; and six great-grandchildren Matthew, Dade, Beatrice, Penelope, Wesley and Logan.

Per her wishes, a simple graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Columbus cemetery, with a reception at the Columbus Senior Center directly afterwards.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date for friends and family.