Dec. 18, 1929-Aug. 15, 2011
Herbert P. Beug, 81, of Detroit Lakes died Monday August 15, 2011 at Golden Manor Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes.
Herb was born to Paul and Elsie (Peterson) Beug on December 18, 1929 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school there until 1943, when the family moved to Luverne, Minn., where his father purchased the Coast to Coast Hardware Store. He worked in the store and attended school, graduating from Luverne High School in 1947. He continued his education at Worthington Junior College, graduating in 1949.
Herb was united in marriage to Ramona Boisen on August 26, 1950, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Luverne, where they made their home. Luverne and Herb continued to work with his father in the hardware store and they raised a family of six children.
Herb was a volunteer fireman for 20 years. He also held several offices in the Jaycees, including president in 1959. He served as a Cub Scout leader and was active in church, teaching Sunday school for several years.
In 1969 they moved back to Detroit Lakes, where Herb was associated with his father in the Coast to Coast store there. Herb continued in the business until 1996 when two of his sons took over ownership. Throughout his life he especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching football and basketball, reading and spending time with his family.
After retirement he still loved to come in and help out in the office at the store. In November of 2004 he suffered a stroke and had been in failing health since.
Herb is survived by his wife Ramona; one daughter Carol (Gary) Padrta of Detroit Lakes; five sons, David (Mary) Beug of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bruce (Corinne) Beug of Detroit Lakes, Mark (Barb) Beug of Detroit Lakes, Chris (Linda) Beug of Minden, Nev., and Greg (Jacinda) Beug of Vail, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn (Marty) Steffel of Nevis; one brother-in-law, Jarvis (Darlene) Boisen of Luverne; and three nephews, Ron Boisen, Gary Boisen and Alan Boisen.
Preceding him in death were his parents; infant daughter, Pamela Ann Beug; and one sister, Betty Beug.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, Minn.
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