Beth was born May 23, 1961 in Ortonville, MN to Jerome and Donna (Dawson) Teske.  When Beth was four years of age, she moved with her family to Forman, ND.  She grew up and attended school there.  During her school years, Beth was active in 4-H.  In 1979, she graduated from Forman High School.


Shortly after completing school, she was married to Don Hajenga for a few years.  They lived first in Oakes, ND before moving to Aberdeen, SD.  Later, Beth married Curt Kranzler.  They became parents of two children, Samantha and Michael and were subsequently divorced.  While living in Aberdeen, Beth worked as a waitress and housekeeper cleaning at various motels.  In her younger years, Beth enjoyed doing handwork and had done a lot of knitting and crocheting.


Surviving Beth are a daughter, Samantha (Ryan) Pederson, a son, Michael (Mackenzie) Kranzler, her mother and step-father, Donna and Ron Sitts; and four brothers: Calvin (Della) Teske, Kenneth (Linda) Teske, Leonard (Tammy) Teske and Thomas (Jennifer) Teske, and a number of nieces, nephews and their families.


She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, and an infant nephew, Jonathan.

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