Mary Aletta (Joseph) Beyerle, 80, of Rochester, MN passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at her home.
She was born on November 8, 1940 in Monticello, IA to the late Thomas Lyle Joseph and Isabelle Stewart Edgar Joseph.
Mary was a graduate of Hopkinton High School in Hopkinton, IA. She attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA then transferred to St. Luke's School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, IA where she completed her degree. Her career, however, was in retail sales and she worked several years at the Dayton store in Rochester, MN. Mary was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Rochester and served as a deacon.
She is survived by one brother, Ralph Joseph (Joday) of Slippery Rock, PA; one sister, Isabelle (Jo) Lingle (Russ) of Anderson, SC; 4 nephews, 6 grand-nieces, 3 grand-nephews, and a host of beloved friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Anna Loretta Edgar Joseph and her husband, John Franklin Beyerle.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 with Pastor T.J. Parlette officiating. Burial was held at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to: Family Service Rochester, First Presbyterian Church Rochester, or the Rochester Area Foundation.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Beyerle family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Mary was a very special lady. She was FAMILY to myself and our family. We need John and Mary for most of my life over 50 years !!! She had such a special place in our family ( Frisch) I took Mary to our cabin for a week she was my built in front seat driver...( That was after she çussed at the cars driving in the passing lanes !!) ) I do think of Mary now and always when I pass to get back over a fond memory to which I have a ton. Out family will truly miss her. She was family I called her my second mom...I have well over 50 years of memories to hold onto. One of the last conversations we had was about John and how she missed him as we all did. Now Mary is with John again for eternal life. She will be missed she was going to have Easter dinner with us, my husband was going to pick her up at noon. We said a special prayer for her that my dad Dick said because she had passed only a week b4. I will never forget her death as she died on my birthday....mar 29...May she rest in peace in God's loving arms..she will live in our hearts forever ..I love you Mary ....RIP Love you . .Patty (Frisch)Blum
Mary was a longtime classmate from country school through high school. We enjoyed many nights of sleepovers & playing 6 on 6 basketball for Hopkinton High. She truly was a genuine and true friend from the Friendliest Town from miles around. May the memories that mean the most to you, live forever in your heart...that's where Mary will live on in mine. Sincerely, Kay (Smith) Heitz Farley, Iowa
Mary was a classmate of mine in Hopkinton High School class of 1958, 7 girls and 5 boys. She lived a block north of me so on occasion we would share the block and a half walk to school. She was always so friendly and had the happiest smile. We had many good times at school and at the various class activities we enjoyed, especially with the 1958 Class play that never happened. I had just made contact with her December 29, 2020 after all these years and we had such good conversation remembering the good old days. We had several more phone conversations since then and they would all last an hour or more. Such good memories enjoyed with a wonderful person. And she did favor me with one of her Easter Bunny packages! What a gal! May she rest in peace.
A common theme of Mary is her great sense of humor! That was my favorite characteristic of Mary's...well that and her toned legs. That is a little joke we had. She had been working out 3 times a weeks with a trainer at 125Live. I was super proud of her for that! I love it that she was able to get out all those 2021 Easter treats to her loved ones. She will definitely be missed. I am so glad to have known Mary
To the friends and family of Mary, on behalf of Family Service Rochester staff, clients, and volunteers we are sorry for you loss. Mary was a huge supporter of Family Service Rochester and will be dearly missed. We will miss her energy and sense of humor and her stories! We have appreciated Mary's contributions over the years from being a member of our Board of Directors to brining us homemade fudge over the holidays.
Family Service Rochester
Mary had a beautiful smile and was a kind, thoughtful, generous friend. She was a very close friend of my mother, Marilyn Lideen. I will remember Mary bringing delicious lasagna and other tasty foods to us. She even made my dad and I an Easter basket that was delivered after she passed. I feel blessed to have known Mary. Rest In Peace. Tammy Lideen Adams
I worked with Mary at Daytons in the accessory department. We had alot of laughs working together!
She was a good friend to me and will remember her fondly. RIP Dear Friend!