Gayle M. Beers, 84, Luverne, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
A memorial service was Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Dingmann Funeral Home. A private committal of cremains will be at a later date.
Gayle Frakes was born Sept. 30, 1933, to Jess Sr. and Amelia (Hovland) Frakes in Luverne. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1951. She worked as a punch key operator at Tri-State Insurance.
Gayle married Roger W. Beers on Aug. 31, 1952, in Luverne. After Roger returned from the service, the couple farmed southwest of Luverne. Gayle worked at the Rock County Star-Herald newspaper for 20 years as a typesetter. In January of 2012 she and Roger moved to Luverne. Gayle became a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne in May of 2014.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne, a 4-H dog leader and also a member of the Worthington Kennel Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, and raising and showing Australian cattle dogs. She also enjoyed following the Minnesota professional sports teams, especially the Twins and Vikings.
Gayle is survived by her son, Brad (Jane) Beers, Luverne; two grandchildren, Amber (Corey) Rost, Madison, South Dakota, and Ryleigh Beers, Luverne; two great-grandchildren, Shayla Rost and Raena Rost; two stepgrandchildren, Jason Thiesse and Amanda Revier; a daughter-in-law, Gina Beers, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two sisters-in-law, Eva Lou Aanenson, Minnetonka, and Esther Frakes, Luverne; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger on Sept. 5, 2016; a son, Scott Beers in 2001; and two brothers, Dallis and Jess Jr. “Skippy” Frakes.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Luverne, dingmannandsons.com