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Beverly Hartranft

October 10, 1932 — April 7, 2023

Beverly Ann, daughter of Ramond E. and Leona Thieman (Cowles) Stull, was born October 10, 1932, in Omaha, Nebraska. She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Tech High School in 1949.

In 1968, Bev moved to San Diego, California where she worked for the VA. It was here that she met William Hartranft, Jr. and the couple was united in marriage on April 20, 1974, in San Diego. Bev continued to work for the VA for the next 30 years. After Bill retired in 2000, the couple moved to Elk Horn, Iowa, to be closer to family and experience four seasons each year. Bill passed away in 2019.

Bev was a member of Elk Horn Lutheran Church where she enjoyed quilting and participating with the Altar Guild. She was also a member of Rebecca Lodge 404. Bev loved passing the time sewing, quilting, embroidering, crocheting, knitting, bowling, camping, caring for her two dogs and spending time with all of her grandchildren.

On Friday, April 7, 2023, Bev passed away at Astoria Senior Living in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years.

Bev is preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill Hartranft; two children: Deborah Boettger and Louis Smith, Jr; two sisters Leona Lucy Thieman and Dorothy Johnson.

She is survived by her children: Steven Logelin and wife Bonnie of Omaha, NE; Christine and husband Ralph Beavers of Omaha, NE; daughter-in-law Phyllis Smith of El Paso, TX; sisters-in-law: Ann Judge, NY; Janet Hargrave, CT; Mary Kinnaman, VA; and Beth Kline (James), TX; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Elk Horn, Iowa.

Pastor Laura Webb, Officiating.

Congregational Hymns "Nearer My God To Thee", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "Amazing Grace", Nancy Watson, Organist.

Casketbearers were Brian Derboven, Jason "JJ" West, Joseph Logelin, Pat Logelin, Dylan Gill and Brayden Gill

Interment at Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Horn, Iowa.

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Elk Horn Lutheran Church

4313 Main St, Elk Horn, IA 51531

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Elk Horn Lutheran Church

4313 Main St, Elk Horn, IA 51531

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