Georgia Mae Beguhn |
Georgia Mae Beguhn (nee Metzger) left us on Oct. 24, 2015, to spend her eternity in heaven with her lord after 83 years on this earth. She was the loving wife of Roland, her husband of 63 years, and the loving mother of Roxanne Hill, David (Barbara) and Gary. She is further survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Rod Hill. Georgia was born in Menomonie, one of nine children, and was further preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Georgia was best remembered by her children for her rousing chorus of “Good Morning” and “You Are My Sunshine” to roust us all out of bed when we were young and trying our best to ignore her and sleep in. Mom spent our formative years as a stay-at-home mom. Our house was the gathering point for all the neighborhood kids and Mom delighted us with all snacks throughout the day.
Mom suffered a stroke on her 61st birthday. From that point on, her loving husband attended to her around the clock for over 22 years until her death. Mom would always remind us “that’s not the way your dad does it” and was very devoted to Dad on his way of doing things. Next month would have been their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Mom was a voracious reader, always found with a book in hand or by her side. She loved to take notes and had reams of paper with her at all times. One of her favorite pastimes was regaling us with endless stories and updates on every member of the family, her memory being a source of pride as she aged. She especially loved reciting the names of relatives and extended family, many of which we had never met.
She insisted that she and Dad be placed “head to head” after burial and she would smile and say, “This way I’ll be able to talk to Dad for all of eternity,” to which Dad just smiles and nods.
Visitation will be held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 818 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lake Country Landing for their wonderful care. Memorials can be sent to the American Diabetes Association.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.