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Bessie Lord

Feb. 20, 1918-Aug. 17, 2010

Bessie L. Lord, 92, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Frazee Care Center in Frazee.

Bessie Lorraine was born to Walter and Ida (Johnston) Stover on February 20, 1918 in Hewitt, Minn. She grew-up in the Lake Park area, graduating from country school. On September 1, 1938, she married Lyle Lord at her homestead. They continued to live near Lake Park, where they farmed and raised their family.

Bessie was a farm wife who loved to cook, bake and garden. She especially loved to do all kinds of handcrafting. She also enjoyed selling Tupperware, eventually earning a car after many years of sales. Lyle died February 9, 2005.

Bessie is survived by two daughters, Lynette (Robert) Koenig of Lake Park and Lorraine (Leroy) Noreen of Benson, Minn.; a son, Gallim Lord of Dilworth; daughter-in-law, Kathy Lord of Parker, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; and two step-great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; three sons, Charles, Gerald and Garreth; two grandchildren, Lisa Lea Koenig and Staff Sgt. Lance Jacob Koenig; three brothers and four sisters.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Wright Funeral Home in Lake Park, with interment following at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake Park. An online guest book is available at