Ann Marguerite (Beckmann) Lake – Underwood

Ann Marguerite (Beckmann) Lake peacefully met her Lord Thursday morning July 19, 2018.
Visitation is Thursday, August 2 from 5-7 p.m. with prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
  Funeral Service will be Friday, August 3 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service at the Messiah Lutheran Church of rural Underwood. Burial will be in Wennersborg Cemetery of rural Kensington.
Ann was born Saturday, April 5, 1919 to John and Emma (Meinke) Beckmann in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Moorhead High School and Moorhead State Teachers College. She began her teaching career in Brandon, MN.
June 2, 1948, she married N. Rollo (Rollie) Lake in Minneapolis, MN where Rollie was attending the University. After graduation, they moved to Fergus Falls and then to their farmstead near Underwood, MN. Once she had raised their three children, Ann returned to her beloved career teaching English, journalism, drama and speech at the Underwood High School.
Ann was very involved in her community with groups such as the American Legion Auxiliary, Study Club, and Messiah Lutheran Church. Rollie and Ann loved to travel, visiting all 50 states, Europe and Scandinavia.
  Ann had a thankful heart, great humor, and a quick wit. She found strength in her family, friends and the Lord.
  She is survived by her children, Susan Lake, Tom (Leigh) Lake and Linda (Douglas) Otterson; son-in-law, Alvin Olson; grandchildren, Paul Olson, Dana (Marce’) Otterson, Kayla Otterson, Michael (Julie) Lake, Timothy Lake, Josh Lake, Megan (Stuart) Edgerly, James (Danielle) Svendsgaard and Allison (Todd Smith) Svendsgaard; great-grandchildren, Dillen, Olivia and Alexander, Ellie and Brynn; and special care giver and friend, Sharon Hasse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie; infant son, John and sister, Janet “Dode” Beaton.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Fergus Falls was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at