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Mason City - Beatrice "Bea" Lane, 80 of Mason City IA, died Thursday Dec. 22nd 2016 at the I.O.O.F Home in Mason City.

A memorial service for Bea will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at Praise Community Church, 11 2nd st NW, Mason City IA.

Bea was born January 03, 1936 to George and Worthy (Keopke) Frederick in Joliet IL.

She graduated from Lyons High School in 1954. She then started working for "Porky's" diner. She later was employed at Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Montgomery Ward credit office, and Nielsen's Coupon.

Bea was blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, whom she loved spending time with.

From 1996-2002 Bea had the honor of taking care of 2 special twin boys, Alex and Dustin Caldwell, sons of Ron and Kim Caldwell, whom she considered part of her family.

In 2002 Bea relocated to Brainerd MN. In 2004 she began working as an office assistant for Bethany Good Samaritan Nursing Home until 2010.

She was a member of Praise Community Church in Mason City.

Bea is survived by her children - Bruce (Robin) Lane, Julie Malone, and Joel (Holly) Lane. Grandchildren - Brandon Lane, Zach & Zane VanDorn, Adam & Jeremy Malone, Katelynn White, and Jasmine Lane. Great Grandchildren - Jannessa, Maddi, McKenna, Caleb, Vaeda, Avelynne, and Colton. Also her two special friends Gen Petersen and Lorraine Lind.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son in-law Mike Malone, and four siblings Betty, George, Doris, and Nancy.
Published on May 5, 2017
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