Beatrice Marjorie (Johnsrud) Stoddard, 1951

Winter 2018 (January 13, 2018)

Beatrice Marjorie (Johnsrud) Stoddard, age 88, of Amery, Wis., passed away Aug. 6, 2017.  She was born in Spring Grove, Minn., on May 31, 1929, to William and Levina (Doely) Johnsrud. She graduated from Spring Grove High School in May ’47 and enrolled at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in the fall.

She met Alan Stoddard ‘50 in April and they married in Sept. While Al finished his education at Luther, Bea worked as secretary to the owner-manager of the Decorah Posten, a noted Norwegian language newspaper in Decorah.

Bea was a part owner of Lee’s Carpet and Decorating 1985-1992 and served as a valued member of the West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council 1984-89 and was the chair of the organization 1987-88. Bea was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Amery.

Bea was preceded in death by son, Christen Stoddard ‘79; and sisters, Lucille Onstad, Wyllian Griffith, Idella Bergsgaard, Ruth Simpson and Dagny Lake. 

She is survived by husband Alan; sons, Gregory (Teri) of Reading, Pa, and Scott (Nanci) of Lakeville Minn.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at First Lutheran Church in Amery on Aug. 12 with Pastor Tim Bjorge officiating. Interment was at Amery Cemetery following the service. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit

Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wis.

Beatrice Marjorie (Johnsrud) Stoddard