Catherine I. Eyestone


Catherine “Katie” Ida Eyestone, age 96 of Perham, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at her home.

She was born on November 21, 1924 to Ida P. (Rinker) Beckius and Edward P. Beckius. Katie graduated high school in 1942 and married Walden “Wally” Helsene in 1943. They farmed in the Nashua area until moving to Rush Lake in the mid-50’s. She and Wally divorced in 1962. Katie married James F. Eyestone and gained a new extended family.

After retirement, she and Jim moved to a farm near Sebeka, MN, where they spent 20 years tending to livestock and large gardens. In 2007, Katie moved to St. James Manor in Perham after the death of Jim. She was a proud grandmother and enjoyed following the careers and accomplishments of all her grandchildren.

Catherine is survived by her son, Larry Helsene; her stepchildren, whom she always loved as her own; many generations of grand and step grandchildren; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She is preceded in death by husbands, Walden Helsene and James Eyestone; sons, Warren Russell “Rusty” Helsene and Ricky Lee Eyestone; stepson, Dale A. Eyestone; brother, Harold (Ted) Beckius; and sister, Rose Holland.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery near Nashua, MN at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Rewind Center of Perham or a local humane society. Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175

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