Beverly Johansen, 82, of Eldora passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 5th, 2020. Services will be private. Memorials may be directed to the family. Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Creps-Chapel in Eldora is caring for Beverly and her family. On-line condolences can be made at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com
Beverly was born on February 18, 1937 in Mason City, IA to Alvin and Vivian (Isenhart) Bork. She was raised in Grafton, IA. Beverly graduated from Grafton High School in the class of 1955. On September 3rd, 1957 she was united in marriage to Arlo Johansen in Mason City. They had a long and happy marriage until Arlo’s passing in October 2017.
Beverly was an avid gardener. Her family remembers her as an extremely kind and caring person who would do anything for her family, especially her granddaughters. Beverly also enjoyed sharing pearls of wisdom with her family that she gained throughout her life. She is survived by her children Dale (Barbara) Johansen, Valerie Johansen and (Alan Dornink), and Charlene (Robert) Jemes; her granddaughters Bailey (Matt) Patterson, Emily (Tommy) Stoll, Molly Johansen, and Kayla Jemes; her great grandson, Owen Stoll; her brother Alvin Bork Jr.; and sister Jeanie White. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents: her husband Arlo; and her brothers Keith and Richard Bork.