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Beverly McKibben 05/26/2023

Beverly S. McKibben, age 85, of New Richmond, WI passed away Friday, May 26, 2023 at Orchard View Senior Living in New Richmond. Beverly was born the daughter of Clifford and Lillian (Granum) Hanson on September 23, 1937 in Volga, SD. She grew up in Volga graduating from Volga High School with the class of 1955. She was married to James McKibben on June 30, 1957. They moved to St. Paul, MN and then to New Richmond, WI to raise their family. After the kids were older, Beverly went to work at a daycare center. Later, she went to work at the New Richmond School District as an aide in special education. In retirement, they spent over 25 years wintering in Weslaco, Texas. Beverly was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and First Lutheran Church. Beverly enjoyed gardening, baking and embroidery. She liked taking trips to the casino, snowmobiling and camping on Diamond Lake. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Lillian Hanson; husband, James McKibben; and siblings, Mert (Judy) Hanson and Cheryl Feldt. Beverly is survived by her children, Ranae (Robert) Davis, Randy (Tammy) McKibben, Rachelle (Tim) Haberman; grandchildren, Nicole (Ben) Brown, Ashley (Erik) Johnson, Hailey (Tad) O’Neil, Alisha (Brian) Olson, Paige (John) Hartung, Andrew Haberman; great-grandchildren, Conner, Bella and Willa Brown, Russell O’Neil, Eli, Ryker and Finn Olson, Declan and Emmy Hartung; brother, Frank (Delores) Hanson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2 pm at First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond, WI and can be watched through the link just below this obituary. Visitation was also on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 1-2 pm at the church. Interment is in New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


Click here to watch the recording of Bev’s service.



  • Sue Kittel Posted May 27, 2023 12:35 pm

    So very sorry for your loss you guys. She is not at rest. Take care,
    Love, Mitch and Sue Kittel

  • Ty & Diana (Shilts) Valentine Posted May 27, 2023 3:50 pm

    Ty & I send our condolences! Praying for peace and comfort to y’all. 🙏

  • Lori Halvorson-Opelt Posted May 27, 2023 5:49 pm

    Bev was a wonderful, delightful co-worker of mine at the New Richmond Day Care Center, 46 years ago. She was a devoted worker and her warm smile comforted kids who didn’t want their parents to leave! I had the privilege of working with her daily. She nurtured a lot of lives. I will always remember her with great fondness and love. It’s been a few years since I have seen her, but I’m sending my deepest sympathy to the whole family. I was so lucky to have known her.

  • Cindy Meyers Posted May 27, 2023 10:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Hope all the wonderful memories you shared bring you comfort and peace. God Bless ❤️

  • Mark Jessen Posted May 28, 2023 2:35 pm

    Very sorry to hear. She is at rest with God.

  • Jeanine Bauman Posted May 28, 2023 9:40 pm

    Rest in peace, Bev. It was a blessing to have you as my cousin!

  • Lynnal Nelson Posted May 29, 2023 6:32 am

    Sincere sympathy to all her family… she was a quiet, delightful woman and I’m proud to call her my cousin

  • Marilyn Ed Everson Posted May 29, 2023 9:29 pm

    So sorry here of your loss. She was fun enjoyed Euchre once she learned.the game.

  • Eisbrenner Family Posted May 30, 2023 6:57 pm

    Our sincere condolences to everyone that was a part of Beverly’s life. We didn’t know Beverly but from all the comments we have read she was a wonderful person and truly loved. She touched many lives and will be thought of often. May your many wonderful memories of her life give you comfort. Something we have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28 “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus Christ) voice and come out “. May God Jehovah comfort you as you move forward from this profoundly sad time in your life.

  • Dan Gordon Posted June 2, 2023 5:43 pm

    My condolences. I had her way back in the mid/early 90’s when she worked at west elementary in New Richmond. She was one of the kindest teachers I had.

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