Dec. 3, 2019 — Alvira Beberger, 94, was born May 16, 1925 and passed away suddenly on Nov. 18, 2019, to join her soulmate and husband, our Dad Bernard “Barney” Beberger.
Alvira was born in Kandiyohi County, Minn., to Alfred and Ruth Skaalrud. On April 10, 1944, Alvira married Barney Beberger and they lived in Brooten, Minn., until 1952 before moving their family to Oregon.
They Settled in the Mapleton/Swisshome area and lived there for more than 60 years. Alvira worked for many years at the Florence Hospital as a C.N.A and ward clerk until her retirement. Her coworkers and patients knew her as “Bee.”
Alvira truly lived life to the fullest, enjoying bowling, sports of all kinds and was a true Minnesota Vikings fan. She also loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Her sense of humor, infectious laughter and easy-going nature were a joy to family, friends and everyone she met.
She was preceded in death by her husband Barney; her parents, Alfred and Ruth; her sisters Jane and Irene; brother Lemoine; a grandson, David; and her son-in-law, Rod.
She is survived by her daughters: Shirley Erickson and Ruth Ann Shepard; her brother, Harold Skaalrud, and his wife Joann; six grandchildren: Brian Erickson (Kate), Brenda Gordon, Bruce Erickson, Bradly Erickson, Trina Moskal (Jay), and Melissa Dankenbring (Steve); nine great-grandchildren: McKenna Gordon, Joseph Gordon, Joshua Gordon, Nicole Er-ickson, Brandon Erickson, Tyler Dankenbring, Bret Moskall (Samantha), Amanda Danken-bring and Bo Moskal; one great-great-grandson, Henry Moskal; and many other relatives and close friends.
Private inurnment will be held at Pacific Sunset Cemetery.
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.