Lorna D. (Stern) Beilke was born on November 5, 1937, in Albert City, Iowa to Albert and Fay (Ahntholtz) Stern. She attended and graduated from Albert City High School in 1955. She moved to Denver, CO after high school with one of her girlfriends, and it was there that she met her husband, William Beilke, who was stationed at the air force base. On March 23, 1958, the couple was united in marriage, and to this union their son, Matthew Beilke, was born.
Lorna worked as a bookkeeper at Vogue Furniture and Goodson Insurance Company for many years. She retired shortly after the passing of her husband in 1988. During her retirement, she loved to travel around the world to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, and Minnesota. She often made these trips with family to attend family reunions. In 2015, Lorna moved to Arizona with her son and his family. Two years later they moved to Minnesota to be closer to their relatives.
Lorna was caring, fun-loving and a friend to all she met. She enjoyed dancing, family get togethers, and the occasional scratch-off or trip to the casino.
Lorna died on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Alomere Health in Alexandria at the age of 82.
She is survived by her son, Matthew; grandson, Brandon; great-grandchildren, William and Sara; six sisters, Loretta (Pete), Luella, Lavonne, Lanita (Marshall), Lenona (Thom) and Laurinda (Fred); 2 brothers, Lester and Layton (Carol); 1 sister-in-law, Renee and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Leroy and Larry; 2 brothers-in-law, Laverne and Lyle and 2 sisters-in-law, Hilde and Paula.
Inurnment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO.
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