Published in the Pine City Pioneer, Page 10, November 25, 2004
Beatrice LaVerne LaTourelle, 82, of Pine City, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
The daughter of Oscar and Olga (Rudquist) Erickson, she was born on Sept. 19, 1922 at Rock Creek. She was the third of four daughters in the Erickson family and was fondly known as Bea to her many friends and relatives.
On Aug. 11, 1943, Bea married Dallas Teich. While raising her children, Bea also cared for her ailing mother.
Dallas died in 1965, and for a time Bea worked outside the home.
In 1975, she became a farmerâ€™s wife when she married Duane LaTaourelle. Always a wonderful cook, Bea enjoyed preparing meals and was especially well known for her potato salad. Following retirement, she enjoyed traveling and fishing.
When Duane died in 1991, Bea moved to Pine City. She enjoyed apartment living and often entertained her friends for coffee and a game of cards. Later, she moved to St. Francis, where she lived with her son, Joe.
Bea died following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ilene and Butch Sommer, Bonnie Hancock, Lori and Brad Hall, all of Pine City; and Janis LaTourelle of Minneapolis; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Karen Teich of Pine City; Joe Teich of St. Francis; Tim and Wendy Teich of Rush City; Jeffrey Teich of Chicago, IL; and Larry and Linda LaTourelle of Grasston; 21 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and her aunts, Mae Anderson of White Bear Lake; and Lily Scott of Alexandria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Olga Erickson, her husbands, Dallas Teich and Duane LaTourelle, two grandchildren and her three sisters, Gladys Erickson, Bernice Erickson and Tranquil Schwarz.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City. The Rev. Vicki VanderVegt officiated.
The organist was Glenna Reierson.
Urn burial was at Birchwood Cemetery in Pine City.