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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121

E. ANN BESTICK

ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM

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.

21 thoughts on “E. ANN BESTICK”

  1. We both worked in the school district with Ann and enjoyed her so much. Ann was always pleasant and smiling and made your day a little better. She will be missed.
    Marlene and Darwin Nelson

  2. Ann was a truly one of a kind ! Always so sweet and caring. She remembered me a few years ago when my Dad was in the short stay at the nursing home,where she was recovering. My deepest condolences to her family.

  3. Ann was an amazing person. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Ann will be missed as she has been for a long time.

  4. So sorry for your loss I got to know Ann as i was a student at Braham and also worked there Ann could alway mke a bad day turn around she all ways could make me smile she will be missed

  5. My sympathy to her family, she always had a smile and a friendly greeting when I would come to school and always enjoyed her friendship, very sweet lady.🙏.

  6. Ann was a wonderful friend through many years of teaching in the Braham School District. She possessed compassionate and loving care for students and provided a refreshing and cheerful spirit in her contacts and support of the teaching staff.

    Condolences to the family in their loss.

  7. Ann was our first contact when we moved to Braham and had to register for school. No one could have made us feel more welcome and I have never forgotten that day and how she eased my trepidations. Warmth and kindness radiated from her every time I was around her, and my sincere condolences to Mark and your whole family at this time.

  8. Craig and Mark I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ann so many years in both the elementary
    and Middle School. She was always a fun and pleasant face in the office. And so many times she made a quick trip to the office an enjoyable break with her great sense of humor. So many good times! Such a nice and friendly person. She will be missed!

  9. Will remember Ann for her kind, soft-hearted ways. She always made me feel comfortable at your place. My prayers go out to you and your family for healing and comfort through faith in Christ.

  10. ANN WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. SHE WAS SO VERY GOOD TO THE STUDENTS. SHE MOTHERED THEM LIKE HER OWN. SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT PERSON IN THE OFFICE. I CALLED ON HER SO MANY TIMES FOR HELP.

    KNOW THAT I AM CARRYING YOU ALL IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS.
    MARION

  11. So sorry for your loss Bestick Family. I worked with Ann for several years. She was a treasure. She would go above and beyond to help me or find what I would be looking for. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sue

  12. My heart goes out to the Bestick family. Wonderful neighbor for years and a great friend to my mom. She allowed me to help in the office when I was in middle school. She was an amazing woman. Your family is in my heart and thoughts. The Gene Anderson family sends their love.

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