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Beverlee Renee Lofquist-Hinsa

08/08/1933 - 02/04/2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Beverlee Renee Ranta Lofquist-Hinsa announces her passing on February 4, 2019 at the age of 85, at the Diamond Willow facility in Mountain Iron, MN. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Beverlee was born on August 8, 1933, in Duluth, MN. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Virginia, MN in 1951, and then completed X-Ray Training at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. In addition to working as a X-Ray Tech at the Eveleth and Virginia Hospitals and for Dr. Siegal at his office in Virginia, Beverlee also worked at a variety of other jobs throughout the years, including: The Card Shop; Plaza Hardware; as a hearing tester for a hearing aid company, and at Iver Johnson’s Lumber Company. She was also active in Eastern Star and the Ladies of Kaleva.

Beverlee married Duane Charles Lofquist on February 26, 1954. They raised four children at their house in Midway and at their cabin on Isle of Pines, Lake Vermilion. In 1977, they sold both homes and moved year ‘round to their place on Birch Point, Lake Vermilion. Beverlee always considered herself a “lake person,” and a feisty red headed Finlander who was proud of her Finnish heritage. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed trying new recipes. She enjoyed boating, fished for walleyes, and cooked them, but could never partake of that delicacy, as she was deathly allergic to them. She loved to make jelly and bake, especially when the berries and rhubarb were ripe in Northern Minnesota. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting and later, painting. Beverlee had a great sense of humor who found fun in playing cards and other games with family and friends.

Duane died suddenly of a heart attach on December 21, 1991. In 1995, Beverlee married Lawrence Hinsa on May 6th. They resided at Lake Vermilion and in Harlingen, TX for many years. Time spent in Texas continued to expand until they became permanent residents there, no longer just Winter Texans or snowbirds. They sill came north some summers and for special family events.

In October 2018, due to failing health, Beverlee moved back up north where she resided at her daughter, Patti Burnett’s in Virginia and at Diamond Willow.

Beverlee is lovingly missed by her husband, Lawrence Hinsa of New Hope, MN; children: Patti (John) Burnett of Virginia, MN; Pam of Tower, MN; Perry (Elizabeth) of Ramsey, MN; and Paul (Barb) of Tower, MN; sister: Marsha (Ernie) Maki of Virginia, MN; as well as 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be missed by many.

Beverlee was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Charles Lofquist; parents, Maybelle (Mema) Oja Ranta and Harold (Red) Ranta; and granddaughter, Katy Burnett

6 thoughts on “Beverlee Renee Lofquist-Hinsa”

  1. Michael Muhich says:

    Prayers to Perry and the Lofquist Family.
    Beverly was truly wonderful who did so much for us as we were growing up in the Northwoods. God Bless her.
    May you rest in peace Bev.
    Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
    Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
    Leave to thy God to order and provide;
    In every change, He faithful will remain.
    Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly friend
    Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

  2. Pamela Niska says:

    Patti, Pam, Perry, Paul and Marsha,
    I am very sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. I have very fond memories of your entire family. Bev could light up any room and I am sure her buoyant, amazing spirit is shining brightly at a heavenly lake. I pray fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  3. Elliot B. Siegel says:

    When Beverlee worked for my father, Dr. Siegel, he would
    tell us (family) was an excellent X-ray tech.

    He told us she was ethical, conscientious, and more importantly, a nice person

    I am sorry to hear of her passing.

    Elliot B. Siegel

  4. Pam, Paul, Patti, Perry and Marsha, We are wintering in Alabama and were so sorry to hear about Bev. We certainly enjoyed the times we spent with Bev and Duane and your whole family on Lake Vermilion, and later with Bev and Larry in Harlingen. We know you will miss her greatly and we share your loss.

  5. Gloria Niska says:

    Pam, Patti, Paul, Perry and Marsha, We are wintering in Alabama and were so sorry to hear about Bev. We have many good memories of times spent with Bev and Duane and your family on Lake Vermilion, and later with Bev and Larry in Harlingen. We share your loss.


    Beverlee will be missed in the Dixieland Retirement Community of Harlingen, TX. She was a member of our Red Hat Ladies, Dixie Darlin’s, and took part in all activities of the Park. Our sympathy goes out to Larry and Beverlee’s family members. “She is not gone, she is just away.” Rosa Mae Pennington

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