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Memorial services for Beulah E.I. Crabtree of Ellendale, MN, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Ellendale. Pastor Lisa Dodds will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at a later date.

Beulah died Tuesday morning, March 15, 2011 at the Albert Lea Medical Center. She was 89 years of age.

Beulah was born June 5, 1921 on the family farm in Steele County. She was the daughter of Harold and Nelsena (Skow) Ferguson. She graduated from Ellendale High School in 1939. On June 25, 1941 she was united in marriage to Charles Henry Crabtree at the First Methodist Church in Ellendale, MN.

Beulah was a Steele County resident for most of her life and a member of the United Methodist Church in Ellendale. She was active in the Church Choir, United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school for many years.


Beulah was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s Owatonna Chapter and loved all types of music. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening and being a homemaker to her loving family.

Beulah is survived by her children; Millie and her husband Allen Paulson of Ellendale, MN, Allie Larson of Ellendale, MN, Becky and her husband Allen Larson of Ellendale, MN, Bob and his wife Leah Crabtree of Brainerd, MN, Kathy Crabtree-Shoudel of Coppell, TX. There are 13 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Also surviving are four sisters; Anna Foster of Red Wing, MN, Alice Richards of Geneva, MN, Mildred (Gerald) Flugum of New Richland, MN, Roselyn (Eldon) Peterson of Hayfield, MN, one sister in law Marjorie Trandem of Owatonna, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; Harold and Nelsena, husband Charles Henry, son in law Dennis Larson and sisters Wanda Fisher Christensen and Helen Holmes.

She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends.

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