Beverly Joanne Folkert, 88, of Plainview, Minnesota passed away on March 30,
2017 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus.
Beverly was born to Fred and Ella (Spring) Schmiedeberg on August 10, 1928 in
Wabasha County, Elgin Township. She attended Country School through 8th grade.
On September 21, 1950 she married Orville Folkert at the Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Plainview. Together they made their home in rural Plainview and raised
Beverly farmed side by side with her husband Orville until they retired in 1987 and
moved into Plainview. For many years they wintered in Florida. She was a longtime
member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Dorcas Club
and the ILCW. Beverly was an avid Minnesota Twins Fan and enjoyed needle point,
quilting, gardening, playing cards and doing yard work. Orville passed away on
December 12, 2014.
She is survived by her four children; Karen Folkert of Lake City, Gary (Carla)
Folkert of Elgin, Wayne (Anna) Folkert of Plainview and Janine (Bruce) Jorgenson
of Wabasha; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and three sisters.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family burial will be Tuesday,
April 4 at Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview with Pastor Phil Augustine officiating.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd ST SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003