Beverly Ann Horak, 76, of White Bear Lake, MN died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on April 21 after battle with cancer. Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton and Lorraine Bergeron; and son, Jason Horak. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Tom; her son, Jeff (Becky) Horak; daughter, Jill (Esau) Underhill; grandchildren, Scarlett, Noah, Sage, and Cassie; great grandchildren, Evelyn and Kennedy; sister Betty (Lindley) Johnson; brothers, Robert (Diane) Bergeron, Glen (Tanya) Bergeron, and Brian (Kathy) Bergeron; and many nieces, nephews, cousin, and beloved friends.
Bev was born on New Yearâs Day in 1945 in Argyle, Minnesota. She graduated from Argyle, HS in 1962, completed a BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in 1966 and later earned a Masterâs Degree in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas.
While raising three children, she worked as a special education teacher at Bridgeview School in St. Paul for 20 years where she was devoted to her students with special needs. She was very proud to be a part of the talented and dedicated staff at that school. After retirement, she enjoyed a part-time retail sales position at Talbots.
After living in St. Paul for 39 years, Bev and Tom moved to White Bear Lake in 2005. Bev loved to entertain, play games, sew, solve crossword and jigsaw puzzles, watch Jeopardy, listen to country music, travel and spend time with her grandchildren, family, friends, and neighbors. She will be remembered for her kindness, warmth, compassion, wit, friendly smile, knowledge and competitive spirit.
A visitation will be held from 4- 7 PM on Wednesday, May 5 at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake. A private family Mass by invitation only will be held at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Jason Horak Scholarship Fund at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN are preferred, https://www.normandale.edu/foundation
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