Elizabeth Summer, 56

Beth Summer

Elizabeth “Beth” Marie Berglund Summer was born in Slayton, Minnesota the third of four children to Theodore Berglund and Vesta Marie Carney Berglund on April 6, 1963. She attended both elementary and high school in Slayton, Minnesota. After twenty years, she graduated high school at Yankton Country School of Balaton, Minnesota in May of 2001. She moved to Vesta, Minnesota in December 2013 where she made her home with Bill Linscott. She worked as an apprentice plumber for a time. She also worked for the Balaton Press Tribune.

Beth was baptized on January 1, 2017 at New Life Christian Church of Bella Vista, Arkansas where she had attended church during visits with Bill’s Family. She enjoyed walking with her dog Moe and Bill’s dog Josie, spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling, doing word find puzzles, and doing wood projects with Bill. For the past two years, she faced her cancer with trepidation. Each day was a new day that offered her hope and opportunity.

Beth quietly passed to her eternal reward on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota surrounded by the love of her family and friends.

Beth is survived by her beloved soul mate William Linscott of Vesta, Minnesota; her mother Vesta Berglund of Bancroft, Iowa; her children: Deryl Berglund of Bancroft, Iowa, Samantha Ferrante of Kingman, Arizona, Jessica (David) Hoppe of Mankato, Minnesota, Christopher Goetsch of Marshall Minnesota, Nathan Goetsch of Marshall Minnesota, and stepdaughter Tessa Hinkley of Cavour, South Dakota; her siblings: Lloyd (Shirley) Berglund of Baltic, South Dakota, Christine Haack (Jim Gabrielson) of Roseville, Minnesota, and Louise (Tim) Meyer of Heron Lake, Minnesota; and her grand-children.

Beth was preceded in death by father Theodore Berglund, her infant son, and her grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock on the morning of Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Tracy United Methodist Church with a lunch to follow. Committal will be at 2:30 that afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of Chandler.