Beatrice Mary Kind
Beatrice “Bea” Kind passed away peacefully at St Mary’s Care Center, Madison on June 25, 2014. She will forever be remembered by the joy she brought to those whose lives she touched.
Beatrice was born to Roman and Margaret Petrie on May 21, 1932 in Calumet County, Wisconsin. She attended New Holstein HS (Class of 1949), where she met and fell in love with Wilfred Kind. They married on August 22, 1953 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2013.
Bea raised five children; Jeff (Linda Schuermann), Barbara (Gary Johnson), Steve (Jayne), Paul and Donna. She worked for many years at Black Earth Grade School as secretary to the principal, librarian, aide and playground monitor. Bea lived in Mazomanie for 33 years, and was an active member of St. Barnabas Catholic Parish. She was an enthusiastic supporter of high school sports and rarely missed a game.
After retiring in 1997, Bea moved to Westshire Village, Town of Westport, where she was active at St Peter’s Catholic Church, and cared for her husband until she became ill in late 2013. Bea enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, and travel, and most importantly, connecting with people of all ages and walks of life. She was known for her kind and caring heart, and for making others feel welcome in her presence. She was a life long volunteer, blood donor, and supporter of many charity organizations.
Bea is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Francis (Ceil). She is survived by her husband Will (Heritage Memory Care, Middleton), children, grandchildren, Nicole (Nate Uecker), Natalie (Tim Finnegan), Derek (Dana) and Dylan Kind, Paige Johnson, Dalton, and Dani Kind, and great-grand children Sage Uecker, Jocelyn and Liam Finnegan. Bea is also survived by her siblings, Cleopha Gau (Melvin, dec.), Lillian Schneider (Harold, dec.) and Jerome (Fran), Sylvester (Pat) and Mary Petrie, and a large extended family and circle of friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Madison, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 with Msgr. Charles Schluter officiating. A visitation will be held at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Mazomanie, from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 and also at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Private burial service will be held for immediate family members in St. Barnabas Cemetery in Mazomanie.
Many thanks to those family and friends who visited and supported Bea during her illness, and to the staff and caregivers of St. Mary’s Hospital and Care Center, Heritage Village, Middleton, Home Health United and Waunakee Senior Center. Memorials can be given to the charity of your choice.
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