Obit: Beverly A. Schlieve

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Beverly A. Schlieve

Beverly A. Schlieve, 76, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN.

Funeral services for Beverly will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Devils Lake. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Monday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday will be at the church one hour prior to funeral service. Graveside services will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND on Wednesday, October 3 at 2 p.m. with Chaplain David Johnson officiating.

Serving as casket bearers for Beverly will be her grandsons, Justen Barstad, Landon Regan, Nathan Regan, Tyler Elshaug, Tanner Elshaug, Riley Schlieve and grandson-in-law Darren Wheeling. Special music will be provided by Beverly’s niece, Lynnae Lies.

Beverly Ann, eldest daughter of Rueben and Mabel (Salmonson) Anderson was born on April 17, 1936 on the family farm, rural Warwick, ND. She was reared and educated in the Warwick area, attending Hillsdale #3 Grade School, rural Warwick. She played basketball at Warwick High School and graduated with the class of 1954. She went onto Minot College and received her teaching certificate and taught her first year at a country school in rural Grace City, ND.

Beverly was united in marriage to Tilford W. Schlieve on December 29, 1955 at Crookston, MN. Tilford was called to serve his country so Beverly made her home on the Schlieve family farm, rural Webster. After Tilford’s discharge from the service, they moved to Devils Lake where they lived, worked and raised their family through the many years. Beverly worked as a nurses’ aide at Mercy Hospital for several years. She also continued her education, taking summer classes, and received her teaching degree. She then taught at the Tokio School until it closed.

Beverly then turned a special talent in design and an eye for decorating into a career. She began a 37 year career with Home Interior and Gifts in 1972 and gave it up only when her health no longer permitted her to continue. Of course Beverly had many other talents and hobbies but her cooking and baking skills were a stand out with the family. She was famous for her delicious bread and buns. Beverly never missed a chance to be with family and attend the many school activities her grandchildren were involved in.

Beverly was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, active in the community and school and member of the PTA.

Beverly is survived by her husband of 56 years, Tilford; children and their spouses, Brenda Barstad of Devils Lake, Michelle and Doug Kupitz of Moorhead, MN, Tamra and Larry Elshaug also of Devils Lake, Connie Regan, Devils Lake, Todd and Teresa Schlieve of East Grand Forks, MN and Terry and Julie Schlieve also of Devils Lake; ten grandchildren, Justen (Kay) Barstad and Nicole (Darren) Wheeling; Tyler Elshaug and Tanner Elshaug; Landon Regan and Nathan Regan; Tracy Schlieve; Chelsie Schlieve, Bethany Schlieve and Riley Schlieve and four step grandchildren, Crystal (Eric) Eversvik, Josh (Michelle) Schake, Heather Schake and Tiana Schake; four great grandchildren, Myles and Ily Barstad and Emmery and Kinley Wheeling; and five step great grandchildren, Gannon, Bryer and Delainey Eversvik and Kyah and Tenley Wiley; brothers and sisters, LeRoy (Janice) Anderson, Mandan, Margie (Jerry) Jarrell, Green Valley, AZ, Gary (Kathy) Anderson, Moorhead, MN, Larry Anderson also of Green Valley, Peggy (DeLane) Hoyt of Tolna, ND and Rick (Cindy) Anderson, Orting, WA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Marlys (Ken) Anderson-Throlson, New Rockford, ND, Hazel Ralston, Mildred Johnson, Donald (Lola) Schlieve and Art Schlieve all of Devils Lake; her aunt and uncle Marie and Melvin Beckstrand of Warwick, ND and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Mikayla Barstad; son-in-law, Herby Kim Barstad; and brother Robert Anderson.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.