Deloris Beckel


Deloris Beckel, age 92, passed away peacefully at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter,
MN on Sunday, July 8, 2018. A native of LeSueur, MN, she was born on September 20, 1925 to
Edward and Lillian (Sinell) Ziebarth. Deloris graduated from LeSueur High School and then
worked as a secretary at Green Giant in LeSueur. In 1947, she met the love of her life, Walter
Beckel, at the wedding of her closest friend and future brother-in-law, C.T and Annette Beckel;
they were married on August 16 th , 1947 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church and were married 71
years. The couple raised four children and farmed in the Lake Prairie and Rush River areas until
1977 when they retired from farming and moved to LeSueur. She was a member of St. Anne’s
Catholic Church, Council of Catholic Women, and Rush River Birthday Club. Deloris enjoyed
spending time with her family, flower gardening, reading, watching the birds and was known for
making the best banana cream pie you could ever hope to eat.
Deloris is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Floyd Ziebarth. She will be greatly
missed by her husband Walter; sons Thomas (Candace) of Kasota, Kenneth (Chris) of Brainerd,
John (life-partner, Nicole Martin)of St. Peter, daughter Patricia Cina (Craig) of Lino Lakes,
seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Kolden Funeral Home on Friday, July 13, starting with a 4:00 p.m.
C.C.W. Rosary until, 7:00 p.m. Vistitation will continue on Saturday Morning at the Kolden
Funeral Home from 8:00 a.m. ~ 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30
a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in LeSueur with Fr. James Stiles
presiding; interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in LeSueur, lunch to follow at St.
Anne’s School. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Anne's Catholic Church
in LeSueur or the Alzheimer‘s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, 7900 West 78th St, Suite
100, Minneapolis, MN 55439 or you may call them at 952-830-0512; gift purpose: research. The
Beckel family acknowledges with heartfelt gratitude the staff at Benedictine Living Community,
St. Peter, for their compassion and attention to the needs of our dear wife and mother.