Funeral Services for Beulah Hulda Belding, 95, of Herman, Minnesota will be held Monday, May 10, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church of Herman with Pastor Mickey Olson officiating. Debbie Blume is organist with special music by Jerry and Junice Bryson. Pallbearers are Richard Churchill, Richard Hufford, Randy Tolifson, David Jones, Terry Smith and Bruce Smith. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Herman. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Beulah Hulda Belding, daughter of Roy and Josie (Reckner) Smith was born August 9, 1914, in Norcross, Minnesota. Beulah was born on a farm near Norcross and later the family moved to Herman in 1929 where her father ran a produce station. Beulah graduated from Herman High School in 1933, where she was Salutatorian. After graduation Beulah went straight from high school to normal training at the Wheaton School to become a teacher. She then taught school for seven years in country schools around the area. In 1941 Beulah started working at the 1st National Bank of Herman where she was employed full time for 38 years and then continued to work part time for many of the following years.
On May 20, 1941 Beulah married Adolph (Buff) Belding. They had one son, Michael, born on April 8, 1945 in Fergus Falls. Beulah loved playing cards and said she thought she must have been born with a deck of cards in her hands. Because she could never sit without doing something with her hands, you never saw Beulah without an afghan or dishtowel in her lap. She always had requests for her special talent, but usually had many already made and ready to choose from. Always the understanding was that playing cards came first and when she was free, she would make your item. Receiving either an afghan or set of dishtowels was something many relatives and friends cherished, often seeing her handiwork as gifts at showers and weddings. Buff died on November 11, 1962. Her son, Mike died on May 27, 1999. Beulah died on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Stevens County Medical Center in Morris, Minnesota.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband Adolph and son Michael, parents, Roy and Josie Smith, sister Eleanor Rosholt, brothers Matthias and William (Butch) and stepsister Irene Steichen.