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Kurt Beckstrom

October 9, 1953 — April 28, 2024

Milaca

Kurt Morris Beckstrom, age 70, of Bock passed quietly at home after a battle with cancer.  Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bock.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Interment will follow at Borgholm Cemetery near Bock.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Kurt was born October 9th, 1953 in Milaca, Minnesota to Morris and Florence Beckstrom. He grew up just outside of Bock on the family farm. He married Rhonda Flatland in 1977. They had two sons, Andrew and Peter. They raised beef cattle and milked cows until selling the dairy side of the farm in 1996. Kurt started as an appraiser with Kanabec County in 1995. In 1996, he started with the Mille Lacs County Assessors Office. He continued to raise beef cattle and work at the county until his retirement in 2017.

In 2007, he married Traci (Lamke) Holm. Together on the same farm they raised 3 children; Joshua, Curtiss, and Tonia. Shortly after Tonia graduated high school, Kurt and Traci began as a foster family. Over the course of the next 10 plus years, they welcomed more than 30 children into their home. The extended family adopted 6 of them, including Breanna, Braydon, and Brittney, that Kurt and Traci raised as their own. 

Kurt was also very active in the community, serving time on many boards and committees. Some of those include 20 years on the creamery board, 10 years on the fertilizer board, 35 years on the Soil and Water Conservation District board, 3 terms (12 years) as the area 3 SWCD chair, 2 years as Minnesota SWCD chair, 6 years as National SWCD rep, 30 years on the township mutual insurance board, 3 plus years on the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, a 6 year term in the Resource Service Department, 30 years on the Borgholm Township board, and 35 years as a volunteer leader with 4-H.

Kurt was preceded in death by his parents Morris Beckstrom and Florence (Beckman) Beckstrom. He is survived by his wife, Traci (Lamke) Beckstrom; sister Ruthann (John) Gossen of Deer River; Mary Jo (Jerry) Stark of Kensington; his children, Andrew (Amanda) Beckstrom of Grasston; Peter (Ashley) Beckstrom of Mora; Joshua (Amanda) Holm of Bock; Curtiss (Katie) Holm of St Cloud; Tonia Holm (Brendan Greico) of La Grange, Kentucky; Breanna, Braydon, and Brittney Beckstrom all of Bock; grandchildren Aleah and Riley Beckstrom; Coe, Calla, Waylon, Ila, Jackson, Jacob, Holm; , Rowan, Archie, and Ophelia Greico; many, many more family and friends. 

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Visitation

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Emanuel Lutheran Church

1632 Church Ave, Bock, MN 56313

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Emanuel Lutheran Church

1632 Church Ave, Bock, MN 56313

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