Beth Laschinger, age 36, died unexpectedly at her home in Coon Rapids on June 8, 2016. The funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, June 13th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. There will also be a visitation on Sunday, June 12th, from 6 – 8 P.M. at our Isanti Chapel. Interment will be in Fridsborg Cemetery.
Elizabeth “Beth” Laschinger was born September 5, 1979 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Philip and Mary Kay (Harer) Wilson. She was raised on the ranch in Elm Springs, South Dakota and graduated from Wall High School in Wall, South Dakota. She then earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Black Hills University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Beth and David met on January 5, 2009 and in 4 months they were engaged and another 4 months they were married on August 15, 2009 at Country Roads Church in Stacy, Minnesota. They made their first home in Minneapolis and later purchased a home in Coon Rapids where they have since made their home. Their daughter, Penelope, was born in 2013. Beth was employed as a Client Executive at Marsh & McLennan in Brooklyn Park. Beth didn’t have a selfish bone in her body. She was an amazing wife and mother. She loved music, traveling, doing crafts, writing and she was an avid reader. Beth loved her Lord, she had an unwavering faith and she read daily devotionals.
Beth passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 8, 2016 at the age of 36 years, 9 months and 3 days. She is survived by her husband, David and daughter, Penelope Jean of Coon Rapids; parents, Philip and Mary Kay Wilson of Elm Springs, SD; 3 siblings, Amy (Josh) Wolberg and their children, Mary Ann, Sam, Emma of Eden Prairie, Patrick (Lane) Wilson of Rapid City, SD, Pamela (Matt) Tesch and their son, Lucas of Harwood, ND; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Norman Laschinger of Wyoming, MN; grandmother, Norma Harer of Hoven, SD; sister-in-law, Heather and Bernd Clasen of Wasdow, Germany and their children, Kai and Calvin; special friends, Briana Naesher and Mike Sampson of Minneapolis; and by many other relatives and friends.
Deb Lindquist says
I haven’t stopped thinking about how Beth impacted my life. I worked with her for 12+ years – by my side – 5 days a week. She was so sweet. She had a positive thing to say about everyone and everyone loved her. She touched everyone in the office in some way – big or small. If she would have only known that when she was alive. The family will see the massive support from those that loved Beth within the insurance world! She is greatly missed. May she RIP! <3
Prayers, Marykay, Phil, and family. Your loss is felt in the hearts of many, though inimaginable. May God surround you in his arms. Much love, Mary
Fawna Goff says
David and Family,
I was saddened to hear of Beth’s passing. My Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Having her in my high school class and also weekday school at church growing up was an honor. She always had a smile and was so nice. She will definitely be missed
David laschinger says
I hope everyone has been notified and plans to visit. All are welcome and loved.
Angie Nellen says
There are no words that can express our sadness for you inn this time of great loss. Since Aunt Janet married into the Wilson Family, you all just became extended family to us! Beth was just another one of our cousins that we saw at all of the family functions. She will be greatly missed!You are all in our thoughts in prayers!
Sharron M Erickson says
David and Penny,
I’m so sorry I won’t see you on Monday. Please know that love and prayers surround you both. This was an unexpected journey for you, and I can only hope that the loving thoughts of many will in some small way comfort you.
Love and hugs, Sharron Erickson
Kristy Vega says
Condolences to the Wilson and Laschinger families. I have great memories growing up with Beth, from kindergarten through college. You all have been in my thoughts since I heard the news. She will be missed!
Kennet &Janet Wilson says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Aunt Nancy and Uncle Alister says
One of my fondest memories of Beth was the drive we had together from Minneapolis to South Dakota. We talked about so many things–books, movies, travel, hopes, dreams–was a wonderful trip! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We send our deepest condolences.
Heather Denke says
I am truly sorry for your loss. I did not know Beth that well. In this time of sorrow may God give you the strength and comfort to get you through this. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
Dick & Pam Johnson says
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Barbara Williamson says
The Wilson kids and Burmeister kids grew up together at Elm Springs. I mostly remember Beth’s big eyes. My heart goes out to all of the family, but as a mother, my heart especially goes out to Mary Kay.
Don and Lisa Tesch says
Our hearts go out to all of Beth’s Family. Over the past few years on the occasions that we had the opportunity to know Beth we so enjoyed visiting with her. We will always remember Beth for her bright personality and smile. A wise person stated to us a couple of years ago to remember not what is but what was. Each of you will always carry a very special memories of Beth in your heart. Everywhere you go Beth will be walking with you, whether it is when you look to the sky above and see a shining star or remember a moment that Beth and you enjoyed. Philippians: 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you. Our God is a gracious and loving God. Our prayers for comfort and strength for all who so dearly loved Beth.
Jerome Wright and Family says
From the entire Rapid City Wright Family, our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family, especially Phil, Mary Kay, Amy, Pam and Patrick. Such a loss is felt by all of us to the very bottom of our souls. You will remain, always, as friends and family, God bless you in this time of loss and tragedy.
Jerome and all of the Wrights
wier family says
Philip and Mary Kay, Our love and prayers are with you all♥
Cathryn Nissen says
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Words can not express my sadness. Love Cathryn Nissen
Byron and Cherry Denke says
Our hearts are heavy with sadness knowing the grief you all are experiencing with the loss of your precious Beth. We will always remember the dark haired, bright eyed girl with the quiet smile.
Someone told me about experiencing the loss of their child and how she had been having a hard time coping with the loss. Her pastor visited one day and saw her grief and asked her what flowers she picked when she went into her garden, the beautiful ones blooming so fully or the ones which were withering away. She said the pretty ones of course. The wise Pastor said, God loves the beautiful ones also, so sometimes he chooses those who are blooming brightly on this earth to be with him in Heaven, so he chose your child because she was so special. We know Beth is one of His special flowers. We pray that God gives you all strength through this time and in the days ahead.
Tracy and Marlie Trask says
God be with you all .
Tracy and Marlie Trask
Marsha Eisenbraun says
My heart is aching for you this evening , I am so wishing we could be there with you and your family just know that you are in our prayers Beth is an Angel with the Lords arms wrapped around her .
So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Kristina Dillon says
Condolences to Beth’s family. I first met Beth when we worked at American Hardware Insurance Company. We were fast friends and had many laughs and good conversations. I brought my daughters to “bring your kid to work day”. There were various stations set up and Beth was in charge of the face painting. My oldest still remembers this and how she thought Beth was the best artist she ever met. I left American Hardware after about a year to work at RJF and shortly afterwards, I recruited Beth to come work there. We worked together there for another 7 years before I moved on. She was such a great person to be around. We had many fun lunches together and did a few things outside of work. I will always remember her loving, caring personality.
Mindy H says
My thoughts and prayers go out to Beth’s family and friends. She was a wonderful friend throughout high school and from the comments I’ve read, she impacted many lives through her short life. She will be missed!
Marcia Arneson says
I have put off writing anything because words aren’t coming easily. My kids grew up with Amy, Patrick, Beth and Pam. Our families shared lots of school activities, bible schools, brandings and community gatherings together. Guess you could say our kids were like each other’s. Life has given all of us some hard knocks but nothing as horrific as the passing of a beautiful young woman, loving wife and a fantastic and caring mother. David my heart goes out to you and Penny, the void will be never ending. Mary Kay and Philip, I can’t even begin to know your pain. Just know my heart is breaking for you and I love you dearly. Amy, Patrick a and Pam your sister was one in a million and the memories will help you with the days and years to follow. All of you know that you are well loved and in everyone’s prayers.
Betty & Darwin Haerer says
We were so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. It is so hard to understand why we have to lose someone so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. May God Bless you and help you in your healing.
Aaron Kitterman says
You know she was always a great friend to me and at times I probably wasn’t the best guy for some situations we deal with in life but it is things like this that brings everyone’s great thoughts & prayers out for such a young wonderful woman. It was way to soon for her passing in live but for me I gotta look at you never know when it maybe your last breath on this fabulous earth. I have cheated death once in the past and others are not so fortunate like I was. So live life to the fullest and you never know when it might be your last breathe!!!!
Nancy and Rick Horton says
To Beth’s family,
We are so sorry.
Dave and Virginia Stone says
I am sorry to hear of of your loss . Our thoughts go with you
Heidi Banaszewski says
I had the honor of meeting Beth a few times through RJF, working on an account together, as I work on the insurance side. She was so sweet and a pleasure to work with. Thoughts and prayers to all the family, friends and coworkers impacted by her passing. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace!