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Joan Beylund , 95 of Bowman, North Dakota died on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Long Term Care, Southwest Healthcare Services.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday March 7, 2020 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Bowman.  Father Paul Eberly and Deacon Ken Schmit will concelebrate the Mass. There will be a Rosary and Scripture Service on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church.  Burial services will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND, on Monday March 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.  

Joan was born on October 27, 1924 in Marlow, Oklahoma to Harry and Bess Lee Rosenthal and died March 2, 2020 in Bowman, ND at age 95.  Joan grew up in Bismarck, ND, along with her brother, Harry, and sister, Betty.  Joan graduated from Bismarck High School in 1942.  That fall she attended Bismarck Junior College seeking a degree in Office Administration.  Joan worked at the North Dakota State Capital until her marriage.

Joan and Leonard (Doc) Beylund met through mutual friends and were married in Bismarck on December 27, 1946.  After Doc’s graduation from Dickinson State College in 1947, they moved to Chicago, Illinois in order for Doc to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree.  While in Chicago, their two sons were born, William (Bill) on April 9, 1948 and Steven (Steve) on April 7, 1949.  After Doc received his DC degree in 1950, they moved to Dickinson, ND for a brief time, and then moved to Bowman where Doc set up his chiropractic office.  Their daughter, Pamela (Pam) was born on January 11, 1955.  

Joan and Doc loved the small town of Bowman, where they were active in the community for nearly 70 years.   Joan volunteered at the School of Promise and the Cedar Chest for several years and was a member of the Sunset Home Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters.  She loved card games, her favorite was bridge.  Joan and Doc enjoyed Friday night dancing at the Flagstone, time at the Bowman Golf Course and at Haley Dam on their pontoon boat.  

Joan was a devoted wife for over 62 years.  She loved her three children and grandchildren, and cherished the years she cared for Michael and David who lived in Bowman.  She enjoyed watching her two granddaughters grow into beautiful women.  Joan lived to meet all 15 great grandchildren.  Although she often mixed up their names, they were her pride and joy when they visited her in the nursing home.  

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Bess Lee Rosenthal, one brother, Captain Harry Rosenthal, and the best person in her life, husband Leonard (Doc).  She is survived by her children, Bill (Jeanie), Steve (Marsha) and Pam (Lars) Kangas; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Leon, Joshua (Kelly) Priddy, Justin (Nathanie) Priddy, Major David (Elise) Beylund, Michael (Breanne) Beylund, and Alexandra (Christopher) Trepanier; and her great grandchildren, David, Zachary, and Hannah Leon; Brennan and Lindsey Priddy; Kermit and Emma Priddy; Frank and Nora Beylund; Steven, Violet and Amelia Beylund; Xavier, Madelyn Rose, and Magnolia Trepanier.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the activity center at Long Term Care, Southwest Health Care Services, 802 2nd St. NW, Bowman, ND, 58623.

Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Service of Bowman in charge of the arrangements.

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