Erma Kreun Beukelman Pool was born on March 31,1921 to John and Johanna (Muilenburg) Kreun and died December 5, 2020 at the age of 99 years, 8 months and 5 days.
Erma spent her youth on a farm near Leota Minnesota with five brothers and three sisters. She went to a country school. She told of all the fun times they had growing up and enjoyed the rides on the family pony. Erma enjoyed music, and the family spent many hours singing around the piano.
Erma made her confession of faith in 1941 at the First Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota and remained a member there until her death.
Erma married Nellen Beukelman on January 16, 1941. They had three children, Janice, Robert and Bradford. Nellen passed away in November of 1954. In February of 1964 she married Steven Pool and gained 3 step children, Owen, Lloyd and Donna. Steve passed away in March of 1995.
Erma loved company and always had a bed available for family and friends. When relatives visited, she would gather the family over and had lots of laughs over stories told.
Erma was a member of the ladies group at church and also the Extension Craft Club. She had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers of which many were used for bouquets at church. Erma loved to have friends over for coffee or a game of cards. She often served the delicious pies she was known for. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and was thrilled with their visits.
Erma moved to the Edgebrook Assisted Living Facility in Edgerton, Minnesota in 2010. She then moved to Methodist Manor in Storm Lake Iowa in 2013, to be closer to family.
She leaves to mourn, children, Janice (Norman) Hendriks, Bradford (Darla) Beukelman, both of Storm Lake Iowa, and Robert (Marcia) Beukelman of La Habra, California, Owen (Thelma) Pool of Sun City West, Arizona, Lloyd (Marlys) Pool of Crossville, Tennessee, son-in law Carrol (Barb) Westenberg from Farmington Minnesota, sister-in-law Marlene Kreun of Edgerton, Minnesota, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by her husbands, Nellen Beukelman and Steven Pool, stepdaughter Donna Westenberg, her parents, and siblings, Nelson (Martha W) Kreun, Lawrence (Johanna) Kreun, Esther Van Hulzen, LeRoy (Martha M) Kreun, Margaret (Neal) Beukelman, Geraldine (Jed) Den Ouden, Arnold (Boots) Kreun and Darwin Kreun and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Erma's name may be directed to the First Reformed Church of Edgerton, Edgerton, Minnesota 56128.
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