Obituary: Beatrice Landin

Beatrice Bernice Landin, the Bea of Bea’s Ho-made Products, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2015 at Woodview Assisted Living in Sister Bay, Wis. She was born on July 4, 1928 to Jennie and Frank Logerquist in Sister Bay Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 siblings. She graduated from Gibraltar High School and on May 24, 1947 she married Robert Landin who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters Lori Knoespel and Linda ( Jay ) Karow. She was preceded in death by a son Robert James. She has three grandchildren Nathanael (Kathleen) Karow, Abigail Karow and Kaitlyn Walch. Beloved sister Lenore Carroll and her niece Norma Lee Carroll, her close friend Dora Hurst who took such special care of her when she lived in Florida, her step-granddaughter Tiffany Knoespel Porsche, and other nieces.

We thought of our mother as a “woman before her time.” During her lifetime she worked for a time at the Curtis Candy Company in Chicago, moved back to Ellison Bay and helped run the family dairy farm. Her entrepreneurship did not end there, and in the summer months she ran a laundry service complete with her own mangle. Bea and Bob also ran an upholstery shop and started Bea’s Homemade Products which her daughters still run with a dedicated staff, which they are thankful for.

After retirement she lived in Panama City Beach, Florida and left many friends in the small community of Seabreeze. She was a member of the Point Washington Methodist Church.

Beatrice continued her knitting skills, making sweaters for many new babies of people she knew, her coveted dishcloths and adult cherry sweaters and anything else that struck her fancy. She had a large collection of jigsaw puzzles and always had one in process at her home.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 27 at Bethel Baptist Church Ellison Bay Wisconsin. Visitation will be at noon preceding the service with a social time following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the Bethel Baptist Church, or the Point Washington UMC in Santa Rosa, Florida.

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