Beverly A. Hortop 1935–2020 Owatonna—Beverly Ann Hortop, 85, of Owatonna, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 23, 1935 in Owatonna, Minnesota. She attended grade school at Jefferson and graduated from Owatonna High School with the Class of 1953. She worked at OMC from 1952 to 1963. In 1965, she went to work for Jostens and enjoyed 35 years there, retiring in 2000. She married Duane Hortop in Owatonna in 1954. They lived in Owatonna and then farmed near Medford and West Concord until Duane's death in 2003. She then moved back to Owatonna. She was active in her children's activities in school and was a 4H leader for many years. She was also active at Moland Lutheran Church since 1963, where she served as president of WELCA, church secretary and treasurer, taught Sunday school and was Sunday School superintendent. Currently she was attending Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Beverly enjoyed cooking (chicken dumpling soup) for her grandchildren and canning the produce from the gardens of her children. She enjoyed volunteering at KODA Living Community and helping anyone in need. She and Duane traveled to many states when they were involved with the Owatonna Eagles Club. She enjoyed a trip to Hawaii and also visited Germany. She enjoyed having lunch and trips with many friends and relatives. Her greatest blessing was her five children and their families and cherished the time they spent together. She is survived by children, Cheryl (Mike Wille) Kvittem of Faribault, Linda (Steve) Bucher of West Concord and Brad (Beth) Hortop of Dodge Center; son-in-law, Jim Holst of Medford; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jr.) Péna, Ryan (Karlie Kasper) Hortop, Laura (Matt) Paulson, Carter (Ashley Finstuen) Hortop, Scott (Sam) Holst, Tom (Ashley) Holst, Joel Holst, Curtis (Trisha) Hortop, Nicole (Kevin) Mullenix, Holly (Tyler) Lee, Brandon (Kaila Johnson) Swee, Jacob Bucher, Shelby (Chris Schley) Bucher, Sara (Maclan Bushlack) Bucher, Colin (Devin Collins) Hortop, Skyler Hortop, Nicole (Eric) Chapman, Brandi (Brandon) Richter and Mathew (Amanda) Wille; 19 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Helen (Fred) Ulrich and Cologne Hortop all of Owatonna. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Klecker; husband, Duane Hortop; daughter, Diane Holst; son, Michael Hortop; and sister, Genevieve Wigman. Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna on Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Owatonna on Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM . Funeral services will be held July 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with The Reverend Nancy Edwardson officiating. Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Owatonna. Memorials preferred to St. Croix Hospice.
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