Evelyn Beinhorn, 84

Evelyn “Ev” Marie Beinhorn, 84, of Blooming Prairie, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Prairie Manor Care Center in B l o o m i n g Prairie.

Ev was born on April 11, 1928, in Le Sueur County, a daughter of Frank and Mayme (Ambroz) Kriha. She attended Montgomery area country schools. She married Virgil Beinhorn on September 18, 1950, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague. The couple worked together in a bakery in New Prague, and later purchased the Blooming Prairie Bakery in 1963. They owned and operated the bakery until the mid-1980's. Ev loved to embroider and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great baker, famous for her mocha cakes and cookies. She enjoyed fishing and volunteering at the Blooming Prairie Senior Center. Ev was a member at St. Columbanus Catholic Church, where she ran the bake sale at the annual Spring Fair for many years.

She is survived by children Virginia (Bill) Burgart, Rochester, Cheryl Kruckeberg, Blooming Prairie, Roger (Cindy) Beinhorn, Rochester, and Lynn (Duane) Hanson, Blooming Prairie; eight grandchildren Kasey (Marsha) Kruckeberg, Kerry (Chris) Finne, Nick (Jackie) Burgart, Dennis (Stephanie Pate) Burgart, Brian (Jessica) Hanson, Leah (Dan) Schiller, Tim Beinhorn and Becky (Cory Rislov) Beinhorn; eight great-grandchildren Fisher and Bennett Kruckeberg, Josie and Allie Finne, Grayson and Syndel Schiller and Reece and Hazel Hanson; sisters-in law Lois Holetz, Montgomery, and Gladys Beinhorn, New Prague; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on May 26, 1990; siblings Helen and Leonard, and one stepbrother James.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie.

Interment was at Red Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and Wednesday one hour prior to services at the church. A rosary service was held Tuesday at 4 p.m.