Beverly Jean Stephenson

January 02, 1930 - May 09, 2023


Obituary For Beverly Jean Stephenson

DeForest – Beverly Jean Stephenson, age 93, passed away on May 9, 2023 at The Koselig House. She was born on January 2, 1930 in Boaz, Wisconsin to parents Albert and Geneva (Vance) Dalberg.

Beverly and her husband, Charles played Mr. & Mrs. Clause for more than 25 years in the DeForest area. She was known to have a green thumb and could grow anything and enjoyed doing lawn care and yard work. Beverly was not one to sit around and do nothing, working up until her health wouldn’t allow, and retiring a total of 3 times. She loved to cook and always had a place at the table for anyone to join.

Beverly is survived by her 4 children Elaine Hulstein, Carol Midthun, Cheryl (Don) Linde, and Dennis (Dawn) Stephenson; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 8 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles; sister Lila; brother Lyle; 2 sons-in-laws Tom and Corky; and granddaughter April.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

A special thank you to the Agrace Hospice and to the The Koeslig House for their care of Beverly.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones Park, 600 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Windsor/DeForest Chapel

6924 Lake Road



15 Jul

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM

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  • May 14, 2023

    I worked with Bev for many great years with her at Shopko. She had a heart of gold and unmatched work ethic! She was a joy to be around and I was always happy when she came back to work from retirement selfishly, not because she was an awesome employee but she was a pleasure to be around. I always enjoyed hearing her talk about her beloved dog(s) and some of the challenges in life she had overcome. She will be missed by many and my thoughts are with her family for their loss.

  • May 13, 2023

    Sympathies to the family. I remember Bev and Charlie really well especially when they played Santa at the char bar. They were very sweet people. Glad I got to know them

  • May 12, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy to family and friends. Bev was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed by many. She will always be here in your hearts. Rest in Peace.

  • May 12, 2023

    Where to start, I see ducks lots of ducks, she butchered them in our basement in Cambridge! Then there was t.hat dam bear trying to take her honey! He was soon hanging from a tree in our front yard! Oh aunt Beverly you were the best! Will miss you

  • May 12, 2023

    Sympathies to Bev's family. We shared many good times with Bev, Charlie and family. Rest in peace friend.

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