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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121

TAMRA “TAMMY” BELKHOLM

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Tamra “Tammy” Belkholm, of Brunswick, passed away on Wednesday, July  24, 2019 at her home.  She was 56 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Word of Life Ministries (6888 Hwy 95, Princeton, MN).

VISITATION will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

INTERMENT will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.

Tamra “Tammy” Ann (Krengel) Belkholm died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in her home. She was 56 years old.

Tammy was born on May 26, 1963, in Wells, MN to Ronald and Illa Jean (Weydert) Krengel. She was the third of seven children. She grew up on the family’s diversified farm, walking soybeans and gathering eggs. Tammy attended Minnesota Lake Schools, and was an excellent athlete playing volleyball, basketball and pitching fast-pitch softball. She enjoyed playing the flute and was homecoming queen her senior year. She graduated in 1981, and afterward attended the University of Minnesota – Waseca, earning a degree in horticulture. There she met Kevin Belkholm. They were married on September 8, 1984. They were blessed with four children, Erica, Mike, Ross, and BreAnna. Tammy and Kevin settled on the Belkholm family dairy farm south of Mora. She worked hard on the farm, raised their four children, and worked as a floral designer. She also found time to be involved in the church.

In 2011 she received a degree in Business and Accounting from Anoka-Ramsey Community College, a topic with which she was already well-familiar, as she had been running the financial and legal side of the farm for decades. She used her degree to work with many local businesses.

In 2012 she was delighted to become a grandma of Coraline Blake. In 2015 Tammy and Kevin traveled to Israel, and it was a life-affirming experience. She was a woman of prayer who loved Jesus with every fiber of her being. She proudly graduated from the Association of Faith Churches and Ministers International Training Center, and read religious material voraciously. She was caring and thoughtful, always trying to find a way to make everyone happy; being involved in church events, volunteering for charities, and always willing to help or host family holidays. She enjoyed helping other people through their problems, offering advice and quoting scripture. She loved black dirt, green plants, and every kind of flower.

She is preceded in death by sister Sheila Krengel (1966): grandparents, Verona and Leo Krengel, Anna and James Weydert; father-in-law Chester Belkholm.

She is survived by her parents Ronald and Illa Jean Krengel; husband Kevin; children, Erica (Kenny Blake), Michael (Chelsie), Ross, BreAnna; granddaughter Coraline Blake; siblings, Steven (Kari) Krengel, Rhonda (Paul) Barnard, David (Robbie) Krengel, Cheryl (Harold) Krengel; mother-in-law Violet Belkholm; sisters-in-law, Connie (Doug) Smith and Carol (Steve) Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

18 thoughts on “TAMRA “TAMMY” BELKHOLM”

  1. Tammy will be truly missed by so many. She was so sweet and kind, helpful whenever possible, strong, and hardworking. She has been an inspiration to me since I met her and I will always carry her memory. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Tammy was my college roommate, we had just connected on FB recently. I am so sad! I am sad for Kevin, they have been together a very long time, but now I am sure it seems not long enough. I am so sad for her children, she must have been such a beautiful mother to you all and I am sad for her grandbabies. My memories of her are nothing but kindness, sweetness, special, and a wonderful role model for all. My prayers for you all as you go through life with her as your angel, I know she will be a huge void in all your lives. I am confident she is dancing with all the angels prior to her departure, but so sad for you all. My most sincere sympathies for you all in the days ahead as well as the future.

  3. My greatest condolences to the family I recognize how great of a loss this is for you. Tammy was a wonderful person filled with Joy and Love for others. Brian and I had Tammy as a teacher for Awana for a few years and her love for kids and others never ceased to amaze me. As Brian and I got older she was a always there for us and helped in anyway she knew how. When she started going to Word of Life, she became friends with Brian’s Mom to us that was a gift, since we were so far away she was always there for Brian’s mom too! You could always count on Tammy to be a true friend!

    Tammy will be greatly missed! The one thing that I know is that Tammy today is right now, singing with the angels in perfect peace, with Jesus and all the disciples. She is happy and full of joy in her Fathers house!

  4. I’m so sad to hear the news and my deepest sympathies to all of her family members and friends. Tammy was truly one of the sweetest people I had met in college at Waseca, she was shy but always had a smile to offer and very kind. I have many great memories of our time together. May God hold her family close and help them through this time of sadness. We are all blessed to have known her in our life.

  5. As Tammy exited this life, a baby being born into it, was blessed because of her selflessness. I asked if she’d be willing to help with hygiene needs for a mom or her baby, that was on the way. The mom was in recovery. Tammy’s answer, ” can I do one of each? ” Her selfless spirit showed in all she did and I am blessed to have had her as a friend. Know that you’re all in our families hearts and minds.

  6. Kevin Erica Michael Ross and BreAnna you have our deepest sympathy on Tammy’s passing. Kevin and Kristel Krengel

  7. I remember telling Tammy I was quite sure she was an angel. She was my father-in-law’s business assistant from 2013 until his death in 2016. But she was much more than that, she truly was a ministering spirit to my father and mother-in-law, caring for them as though they were her own parents. Part of the masterpiece that God created in Tammy had to do with caring for people, and she was very faithful in being about the good works that He had prepared for her! Tammy was a gift to each of us that knew her. I will remember her as one of the saints spoken of in Hebrews 11 that “was still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth…….longed for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” I mourn this tragic loss,….. but I rejoice that Tammy is with the King!

  8. I am at a complete loss when i hear of Tammy’s passing!!!! 💔 Back in the day i babysat for the kids before i left for college. ALWAYS loved watching the Belkholm kids!!! Tammy was a kind hearted person with love to share with everyone!!!! She will be so missed by so many people!!!! Lots of hugs and prayers to the family!!! Love Karie Lake (Johnson)

  9. Kevin and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you all on Tammy’s passing. Tammy was a classmate – one of three Tamras to graduate from the Class of 1981 at Minnesota Lake High School but we each went by different nicknames – Tammy Krengel, Tami Beske and Tam Berndt. We did have a fourth Tammy in the sixth grade only for the one year.
    She was a great athlete, cheerleader, band and choir member and most of all a friend to all. God bless her soul and God bless you and the family as well.
    Tam (Berndt) and Neil Aadsen

  10. to all the Belkholm family and Ron and Ila Jean Krengel and family , you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Tammy.

  11. Dear Belkholm and Krengel families:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tammy as you know was such a wonderful kind special person, wife, Mom, daughter, cousin, and friend. I am so honored to be related to her and when I think of Tammy-such kindness to all-I am sure throughout her whole life but also an amazing faith in God.
    Tammy-what an amazing legacy with her love of God, family, and friends and how she helped so many people in life-family and friends. She is in heaven with family and friends.
    With Christian love and friendship always:

    Paul Megan Nate Addison and Katelyn Krengel

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Tammy was one of the nicest people I have had the opportunity to meet.

  13. My thoughts and prayers to Kevin and his family. Losing your spouse, your partner, is one of the toughest things to get through and I wish you peace and comfort.

  14. Thinking and praying for all the family during this very sad time. We’re sorry we weren’t able to be there in person, but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Kevin and family, Ron and ILA Jean Krengel and families

    So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Tammy was the sweetest, kindest and most compassionate person I will ever know. So beautiful inside and out. I really enjoyed Art class with her, It was a lot of fun! And cheerleading girls basketball ball and going to state was so exciting!

    May her beautiful memories bring you comport and peace. ✝️
    Candy(Cain) & Scott Berg

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