Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Rev. Jim Gochenouer officiated the service.
Burial took place at Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire.
Norma Katharine Beddow, daughter of Claude and Emma (Tice) Mullen, was born March 29, 1920, in Waucoma. She attended school in Ayrshire, graduating in 1937.
On April 2, 1938, Norma was united in marriage to Dale Beddow in Spencer. To this union five children were born. Norma and Dale farmed in the Ayrshire and Ruthven areas for more than 40 years before moving to Ruthven in 1980. Norma was active on the farm driving tractor, picking up rocks or doing any other task that Dale needed assistance with. Normie, as Dale liked to call her, also worked at the Clay County Fair for 26 years at Stub's Ranch Kitchen.
Norma was an active member of the United Methodist Church and church circle in Ruthven. She was also a member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary and Silver Lake Cemetery Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale on April 11, 2003; two brothers, Leonard and Bill Mullen; and a granddaughter, Abby.
Norma is survived by her children, R. Dean Beddow of Canyon, Texas, Billy Beddow and his wife, Marilyn of Lennox, S.D., Donna Thompson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Danny Beddow and his wife, Lisa of Spencer, and Sue Roste and her husband, Rich of Harrisburg, S.D.; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; and a brother, Bob Mullen and his wife, Ruth of Emmetsburg.