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Beatrice Delvo, 84, of Langdon, ND, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.
Beatrice Messner was born November 20, 1935, in Langdon, ND, to Alex and Beatrice (Ohlheiser) Messner. She grew up and attended school in the Wales area. On October 21, 1959, Bea was united in marriage to Jerome Delvo. They farmed and raised their family on the Delvo home farm. Earlier in life, Bea worked at the ASCS office until she had her children. She also worked at the Langdon Creamery and was the director of the Senior Meals Program for over 25 years. Bea was a very genuine person with a spunky personality and a warm smile. She had a great love for her family and the community. She was very active in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and was a member of altar society and Catholic Daughters. Bea enjoyed cooking, playing Bunco, and playing cards and visiting with her friends and family.
Surviving Bea are her children: Patti (Tom) Sell of Fargo, ND, Michael (Theresa) of Springfield, IL, Gerald (Laurie) of Langdon, Gary Allen of Pratt, KS, Mary Kay Delvo of Fridley, MN, Karen (John) Schofield of Cedar Falls, IA; grandchildren: Kristen (Fanon), Dana, Eric, Emily, Jacob, Jackson, Ben, Lucas, Carter, Evan; great-grandson Jalen; sisters Lillian (Leo) Bittner and Viola (Dennis) Brown along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerome; and siblings: Ardella (Red) Anderson, Marie (Francis) Babinski, Helen (Thomas) Nagle, Joseph Messner, and Richard Messner.
The family would like to thank Maple Manor Care Center for taking loving care of their mom, Beatrice.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 Rosary and 7:00 prayer service on Friday, January 17 at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. Burial will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.
Memorials can be directed to one of the following:
Alzheimer's Association at - bit.ly/BeaTribute_donate OR Cavalier County Senior Meals, 211 8th Ave., Langdon, ND 58249
My sympathies to Patti and all of Beas family. Its so difficult to lose a mother. You are all in my thoughts.
Deb Mikkelsen-Shuga Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to Patti, her siblings, and the extended Delvo families on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A poem by Maya Angelou came to mind when I learned Bea had passed: Maya wrote, I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Bea always made me feel welcome and appreciated when I visited the Senior Center with my mom while home for a visit. Mom or I would call the center and ask Bea to "throw another bean in the pot" when I planned to eat lunch at the Center. If I could catch Bea at her desk -- she'd often be driving the van around town picking up people for lunch -- she'd share news of Patti and her family and I'd share news of mine. Memories of those visits warm my heart. That Bea devoted 25 years to serving older residents of Cavalier County through her work at the Senior Center is admirable and to be commended, but her strong work ethic, loyalty, and dedication was probably no surprise to her children, as Bea was always looking for ways to make life easier for others. Bea was a role model for reflecting God's love; she definitely made a difference in Langdon and her legacy, for me, will be living a life of service to others and making people feel welcome. God bless her family as they grieve her loss.
Linda Faulhaber Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM
To the Beatrice Delvo family you my condolances but do know that Bea is at peace. She grew up in the Wales area and not to far from the Dew family. You will always have your memories.
Anna Valentine Spivey Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM
Patti,Mike,Gerald,Gary,Karen,May Kay&family"s, I was very sad to hear that your Mother Had passed away,she was always so sweet and kind. She and my mom had lots of fun when they were both at Wheatland. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Mary Delvo Briggs
Mary Delvo Briggs Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM
What a wonderful lady Bea was! I have many memories of her and Jerome, growing up with their children just a half mile down the road. But Bea became even more special to me when my own Mom became a resident of Maple Manor. She was instrumental in helping Mom cope with the transition.And as time went on, sometimes it would be Mom helping Bea on a tough day, and then it would be Bea helping Mom. We had many fun conversations! Bea, you were truly one of a kind, and I will miss you!
Lisa Buchweit Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Beatrice Delvo
Jan and Ron Heth Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM
Over 25 years ago, I worked with Bea and the Senior Meals, as she graciously hosted the Ministerial Association and the Senior Meals board members at the center for luncheon meetings. She was always upbeat and a joy for us as well as the guests for the meals.
Genie Kistler (formerly Rev. Genie H. Butler)
Genie H Kistler Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM