Beverly ‘Bev’ Satern

Graveside services for 78-year-old Beverly “Bev” Satern of St. James, Minnesota, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Mount Hope Cemetery in rural St. James, the Reverend Clinton Firstbrook officiating. The cemetery is located south of St. James on Watonwan County Road 27.

A luncheon will follow at the Eagles Club in St. James.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to the Watonwan County Humane Society.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to

Sturm Funeral Home-St. James Chapel is handling the arrangements

Bev Satern passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

Beverly “Bev” Ann Engelking was born on July 8, 1938 in St. James, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Gilman) Engelking. Bev grew up in St. James and graduated from St. James High School in 1956.

In 1958, she married Arnold Williams. The couple made their home in Marshall, Minnesota, where they raised their five children. Later, Bev owned and operated Bev’s Antiques and Pawn for many years.

Bev moved back to St. James in 2007, to be closer to her family.

In 2010, she married Wayne Satern.

Bev enjoyed refinishing furniture, attending gun shows and never missed a garage sale. She enjoyed having coffee with family and friends. Her love of animals led her to volunteer at
the Watonwan County Humane Society. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in St. James.

Survivors include her children, Jeff Williams of Marshall, Jeanne (Brian) Cramer of St. Charles, Illinois, Tracey (John) St. Aubin of Hudsonville, Michigan, Tammy (Chad) Regnier of Sartell, Minnesota and Melissa (Jon) Roesler of Pierre, South Dakota; siblings, Jean Landsteiner, Ernie (Judy) Engelking, Sharon Randall, Roger (Mona) Engelking, and Roxanne (Warren) Romsdahl, all of St. James; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and her dogs, Gracie, Zoe and Baby.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Arnold Williams and Wayne Satern; parents; sister, Carol Schultz; brother. Dennis Engelking; grandson, Josh Williams; niece Rhonda Engelking and her dogs, Sumo, Sasha, Snickers, Maggie and Jaz.

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