Elizabeth “Ann” Bestick, of Stanchfield, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home. She was 79 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Fr. Don Wagner officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Elizabeth “Ann” Bestick, age 79, of Stanchfield, MN passed away in her sleep, on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at her home on Rush Lake.
She was born on November 17, 1941 in Ottumwa, IA, to LeRoy and Irene Thomas. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1959. Ann was united in marriage to Thomas Bestick, in August of 1968. They were blessed with two sons, Craig and Mark. They moved to Minnesota and made homes in Prior Lake, Braham, and settled on Rush Lake in Stanchfield. Following their move to Braham, Ann was employed by the Braham School District as a secretary at Grasston, Braham Elementary, Middle and High Schools. During her 32 years with the district, she connected with many children and teenagers and made lifelong friendships with her coworkers.
Ann’s many hobbies included stamping, beading, crocheting, stain glass, and collecting Longaberger baskets. She especially loved traveling and going on car rides with her husband, watching her children and her grandchildren’s sporting events, and decorating for Christmas. Ann could spend hours just looking at the lake.
Ann is survived by her husband, Tom; son Craig (Mary) from Pine City, and son Mark (Dawn) from Buffalo; grandchildren, Tyler, Derek, Cameron, Stephanie, Samantha, Nathan, and Preston; great grandchildren, Evelyn, Lucy, Kyle, Ethan, Garrett, Cale, Addison, Mackenzie, and a great grandchild due in March 2022; sisters, Karlene Baker from Houston, TX and Susan Himes from Bettendorf, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; father-in-law and mother in-law, Vince and Florence Bestick; and brothers-in-law, Joe Baker and David Himes.
The family would like to thank Ann’s dear friends Mary Kay and Terry Bodeen, who were a blessing during her illness, and the Cambridge Allina Hospice for their compassion during her last few months.