Beverly Thiele

Beverly Jane (Grosskoph) Thiele, 92, of Caledonia and Eitzen, MN found her peace May 10, 2023 at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18 at St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, MN. Pastor Michael McCann will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The service will also be live streamed on

A visitation will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday, both at St. Luke’s Church.

Beverly was born January 13, 1931 at Grandview Hospital in La Crosse, WI to Walter and Elsie (Siedel) Grosskoph. She was baptized February 8, 1931 and confirmed March 25, 1945 at Mount Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse.

She attended Hogan, Longfellow and Webster Schools in La Crosse and graduated valedictorian  of Central High School, La Crosse January 27, 1949. Following graduation, she worked in the office at Erickson Bakery.

Beverly met Fred Thiele at The Dugout, while visiting friends in Eitzen, MN; and the rest is history. They were married October 28, 1950 at Mt. Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse and lived together in Caledonia. To this union, three children were born, David, Cathy and Jane.

They moved to the Deters Farm and Beverly worked at the Register of Deeds Office in Caledonia. The family then moved to the telephone office in Eitzen where she worked the switchboard for a few years. From there, they moved to the Thiele Home Farm.

In 1963, when her children were all in school, Beverly started her employment at Eitzen State Bank, where she worked until her retirement in 1996.

In 2021, she moved from the Thiele Home Farm to Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, MN. She was welcomed and made to feel right at home by the entire staff. Beverly’s family is grateful to the entire care center staff for the excellent care and compassion as she made her transition home.

Beverly was a very warm, kind and friendly lady who loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. She loved dancing, camping, sewing, baking (especially her chocolate chip cookies), bowling, traveling with family and friends, playing cards, and, of course. watching QVC! Oh, how she loved her shoes.

Survivors include her children, David (Sue) Thiele of Eitzen, Cathy (Richard) Reinke of New Albin and Jane (William) Justice of Shoreview, MN; her grandchildren, Lucas (Sarah) Thiele, Logan (Bridget) Thiele, Elizabeth (Matthew) Morey, Craig (Kristie) Reinke, William Jr., (Aimee Sabetti) Justice and Sarah Justice; her great-grandchildren: Peyton Thiele; Kaden, Kiera, Nora and Natalie (step); Oliver and Wyatt Thiele; Mackenzie and Maya Morey; Christian and Colton Reinke, and Trinity (step); Anthony, Alexis and Austin Sabetti-Justice; and Amari (Justice) Dmytruk; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1988; her parents; her step-mother, Gertrude (Kramer) Grosskoph; her brothers, Walter (Boots) Grosskoph, Jr. and John Grosskoph; three brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; and two nephews.