Heaven gained a beautiful soul on Friday, June 1, 2018 when Elizabeth 'Beth' Fraune passed away at the age of 100 years from the Galeon in Osakis where she was a resident.
Elizabeth Ida Fraune was born on December 11, 1917 in McPherson, Kansas to Myron and Alma (Slabech) Lingle. She moved with her family to Ogilvie and graduated from high school there. She attended Mora Teacher Training School and received her teaching certificate. Her first assignment was at a country school in Kanabec County north of Ogilvie. After two years she was hired to teach at the Dist. 63 School in Todd County. She married Francis Fraune on March 5, 1938 and they made their home in Osakis. Beth taught at the Bearson School in Douglas County for 6 years and then at the Marthaler School, also known as Dist. 114 in Todd County for 10 years. When an opening became available at St. Agnes Parochial School in Osakis, Beth was hired as an elementary teacher there and worked from 1967 until 1983. Even after retirement, she continued to volunteer her time and help to students all the way through 2010. Her love for teaching children never waivered and she was an inspiration to the younger staff with her talents to bring the best out of her students. She coaxed the kids to strive for perfection in every subject, no matter their age or ability. She and her husband, Francis were members of Immaculate Conception parish, where Francis was employed as custodian of the church and school for many years. Beth loved her students and followed their progress through high school and beyond. She attended many performances and sporting events at Osakis and loved cheering for 'her kids' every minute of it. She loved sports of all kinds and followed her favorite college teams faithfully. The Twins games were always tuned in to her TV or radio. Beth enjoyed visiting with neighbors and friends and liked to play cards. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Ron) Pederson of Oakdale; two grandchildren, Todd (Julie) Pederson and Mindy (Chris) Gross; 4 great grandchildren, Melody, Maxwell, Carl and Ashley; her brothers, Arthur 'Red' (Diane) Lingle of Lawrence, KS, Edward Lingle of Collinsville, OK; sister, Shirley (Elmer) Gatz of Wichita, KS and sister-in-law, Gertrude Lingle of Hutchinson, KS; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her husband, Francis in 1999; brothers, Dwight, Jack, Royce, Kenneth, Harold and Gary Lingle; sisters, Lauvera Lingle, Margaret Rivett.
A Mass of Resurrection was Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. Interment is at the Calvary Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers the St. Agnes School and Staff. Active bearers
were Dave Zerr, Randy Crumb, Mike Bowman, Truman Hanson, Mark Ferris and Mark Pomerleau.
Memorials are prefered to the Douglas County Hospice or St. Agnes
Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN.