Funeral services for Beata Sampson will take place on Thursday February 16, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church in Belview, Minnesota beginning at 11:00a.m. A public visitation will be held Wednesday February 15, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at 10:00a.m. at church. Following the funeral service a luncheon will be held at Grace Lutheran. Burial will take place on Thursday February 16, 2023 at Rock Dell Cemetery at 2:00p.m. 

Beata Ellen, named for her Norwegian grandmothers, Beret Grannes and Ellen Sandager, was born on Saturday, December 27, 1924 to Martin N. and Barbra (Grannes) Sandager on the family home in Swedes Forest Township, Redwood County, Minnesota. This home was begun by her Danish-born grandfather, Nils H. Sandager in 1875. She was baptized by Rev. E. A. Fretheim at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belview on January 24, 1925. She was confirmed at the same church by Rev. O.C. Harang on May 28, 1939. 

Beata attended school through the 8th grade at Open View Country School, District 10, in Swedes Forest. She graduated from Belview High School in 1942, and then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Following the death of her father in 1943, she stayed at home and worked with her mother and her brother Nels on the farm. 

On March 26, 1949, Beata married Lloyd Sampson at First Evangelical Church in Belview. They lived on the Sampson home farm until moving in 1957 to the farm, which they had purchased in the eastern part of the township. Lloyd died of cancer on November 9th, 1960 at the age of 40 years. After living for a couple years in their big, cold house, Beata and her children moved to live with her mom and brother. 

For several years following marriage, Beata was an active member of Rock Dell Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. Since 1972 she has been an active member of Grace Lutheran, has served on its church council and a call committee, and has been a member of the WELCA and morning circle. 

Elected treasurer of Swede Forrest Township in 1979, Beata was the first woman elected to any office in Swedes Forrest’s then 107-year existence – an office she held for 24 years. 

Beata loved living in the country, the outdoors, flowers, bird watching, family histories, keeping in touch with relatives and their visits and overnight stays, pretty dishes, puzzles, and children. 

She is survived by her daughter Coral Beth, her son Joel Loren, and her former daughter-in-law Susan and family. 

Beata was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, her parents and her brother Nels. 

Arrangements with Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association of Echo, MN