Beatrice “Bea” Doretta Klavetter

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, July 16, 1933
Date of Death:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Age:
87 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday October 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Monday October 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: St. Joachim's Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, July 16, 1933
Date of Death:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Age:
87 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, July 16, 1933
Date of Death:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Age:
87 years old

Beatrice “Bea” Doretta Klavetter

Beatrice Doretta Klavetter, 87 passed away peacefully on October 6, 2020 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Beatrice Doretta Loppnow was born on July 16, 1933 in rural St. Charles, MN to Henry and Elsie (Kroening) Loppnow.

Bea grew up in on a farm in the St. Charles area and moved with her family to Rochester, where she graduated from Rochester High School in 1951. On August 28, 1954 she married Wyman Klavetter at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. Bea worked as a Telephone Operator for Bell Co., then Switchboard Operator for the Kahler Hotel, retiring in 1998. In retirement, her passion was volunteering at the Rochester Ronald McDonald House. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and spending time with her many friends and family.

She is survived by her children Linda (Tim) Fields, Kevin (Mun) Klavetter, Kim (Chris) Johnson, John (Kathy) Klavetter all of Rochester, nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, and her brother Richard (Jo) Loppnow of rural Lake City, MN.

She is Preceded in death by her husband Wyman (1991), her granddaughter Gretchen Bea Klavetter.

The Memorial Service for Bea will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:00pm in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, in the chapel. Burial of Bea’s ashes will be in the St. Joachim Catholic Cemetery in Plainview, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rochester Ronald McDonald House.

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Sweetest voice to ever answer a phone! Had many pleasant chats with Bea through the years. I remember doing work in the Kahler Hotel pbx and making bookends shaped like old crank phones that she enjoyed. Condolences on your loss. 

Linda, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  I hope all of your memories of her are wonderful.  God bless her soul.

Linda, Kevin, Kim, John and families,


My deepest sympathy to you and your families on the loss of your mom.  How wonderful that our mothers shared 50+ years of friendship. From coffee parties to cruises!  Bless her memory, she will be missed.  


Sue Klenner 

Linda, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Bea.  I remember you speaking so fondly of her.  Blessed be her memory.  I hope you and Tim are well.

We only knew Bea through the wonderful stories of her shared by her daughters, Linda and Kim.  Through their stories she was the perfect mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her positive attitude and grace were a blessing to her family.  What a lovely legacy!  

So sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. I met Bea many years ago cleaning Pax Christi church on Monday mornings. Then was delighted to run into her again a few years after she stopped cleaning when I started volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. Bea was always very talkative and we had many conversations about her travels, family, past jobs etc. I will remember her as a happy, joyful person, I don't think I ever heard her complain or say a negative word about anyone. God bless all of you, Lnda

Dear Linda, Kevin, Kim and John,


Just a few memories to share about Bea:


I fondly remember many 4th of July’s, when your entire family joined us at the river for a day of fun!  Your Mom always provided her famous chocolate cake, which was delicious and was well-known to be my Dad’s favorite.


Wizard of Oz - Linda and I have discussed this previously, thinking it was a favorite of each of our families-it wasn’t!  We think it was just an opportunity for our parents to get together to play cards!  It is a family favorite of ours now!


Your parents went camping with my parents, accompanied by our sons - I am so happy our boys got to know your parents.  Our sons have fond memories of Bea and Wyman and were sad to hear the news that Bea had passed.  My husband also met Bea and Wyman prior to our wedding and appreciated her upbeat personality over the years.


Bea was a wonderful God-mother to me and I will always remember the visits we shared.  She was wise, always full of laughter and I loved her. 


Blessings on each of you and your families.


Love,


Debbie (Randall) Macken

So sorry to hear about your mom. I can still see her walking over to talk with my mom with her slippers and a cup of coffee in her hand. I remember her laugh too. I always liked her.

My sympathies thoughts and prayers to the family💐😢

my condolences to Bea's family.She and Wyman we good friends when my wife and I lived in Rochester. 

Kevin and family,


I’m so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I remember meeting her while Kevin and I were working the Cardiology at Cancun conference in Mexico. She was a wonderful lady.


You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Sincerely,


Randy Frey


Fort Myers, Florida 


 

Condolences to Aunt Bea's family on their loss! I have not spoken with her for some time; but, I will always remember her pleasant personality and smile.


Richard and Mary Majerus 


 

To Kevin, So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sorry for your loss Kevin

We are so sad to hear of Bea’s passing and so incredibly sorry for your loss. We loved Bea! She was such a positive, welcoming, and loving woman. We know you will miss her immensely and we send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry to hear of Bea's passing.  I knew her at the Kahler and have many fond memories of her wonderful sense of humor and her kindness.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Our condolences to the Klavetter family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. 


Steve and Terry Fields