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Beverly Bidne

December 12, 1931 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 88)


Funeral Service for Beverly L. Bidne, age 88 of Emmons, will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday (2/15) at Emmons Lutheran Church. Rev. David Schafer will officiate. Burial will be in Lime Creek cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Beverly Bidne passed away on February 8, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Austin.

Beverly Louise Bidne (Honsey) was born on December 12th, 1931 to Selmer and Ingeborg (Knutson) Honsey in rural Lake Mills, Iowa. She attended rural country school and graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1949. On January 1st, 1950 she married Maynard Bidne at Lime Creek Lutheran Church rural Emmons, MN where she was also baptized and confirmed. They made their home in rural Emmons where they were blessed with five children, 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.

Beverly was a seamstress and housewife. She enjoyed fishing trips and traveling with her husband and family. She was the most loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family and faith meant the most to her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Maynard, five children Virgil and Karen (Pinor) Bidne, Diane (Gale) Gray, Linda (Greg) Larson, Pat (Doug) Gavle and Jan (Scott) Leonhardi. Twelve Grandchildren; Meghan Dugan, Joseph (Jennifer), Benjamin (Emily), Lauren Bidne, Jennifer Cline, Lindsay (Jason) Shaw, Michael (Jessica) Bakken, Andrew (Angie) Larson, Sara (Bart) Berven, Lisa (Kevin) George, Ryan (Jennifer) Leonhardi, Kayla (Tony) Luevano; twenty-seven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; one brother Harris (Leann) Honsey; sisters-in-law Pauline (Don) Osheim, Berdine Honsey and Mary Honsey; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandchild Alison Bidne, four sisters and three brothers.

Memorials preferred to Lime Creek Cemetery Fund.

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February 15, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Emmons Lutheran Church (Emmons)

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Emmons Lutheran Church (Emmons)

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