Beverly Ann Goltz, age 81, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Pelican Valley Senior Living, Pelican Rapids, MN.

Beverly was born the daughter of John and Iris (Hansen) Tye on January 24, 1936 in San Diego, CA.   In 1946 Beverly moved to Vergas, MN with her mother, stepfather (Henry Abel) and sister (Shirley). She attended school in Vergas and Frazee. On April 17, 1954 she was united in marriage with Earl C. Neu near Vergas. Beverly was a farm wife for numerous years then started working at West Central Turkey Inc. in Pelican Rapids. In 1969 she became a Federal Meat Inspector for West Central Turkey Inc. where she worked for 13 years.

On March 6, 1981 she married Ray Goltz. They lived in Rothsay and Beverly continued to work for the turkey plant. They moved to Erhard in 1996 and retired from West Central Turkey in 2000.  Ray died in January of 1998. Beverly moved into the High Rise apartments in 2004.  In June of 2016 she moved into Pelican Valley Senior Living.

Beverly enjoyed dancing, crocheting, playing accordion and pump organ. Her greatest love in life was spending time with her friends and family.  She will be remembered for loving thunderstorms and rain.

Beverly is survived by her children: Mary Ann Thompson, Erhard, MN, Patricia Marie Svare, Pelican Rapids, and Mark Earl (Karen) Neu, Pelican Rapids; Step-children: Shelly Floberg and Marty Goltz Grandchildren: Bobby Thompson, Jessica (Phil) Leitch, Jerry (Brandy) Thompson, Kristine Neu, Ashley (Brett) McDonald, David (Suzanne) Svare, and Peter Svare; great-grandchildren: Caitlyn Thompson, Ethan Thompson, Adelyn Thompson and Christian Thompson; sister Shirley (Milo) Zemliska; brothers: Michael (Eva) Abel and Jeff Abel and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband, Ray; parents; brother, Dexter Abel; daughter Betty Neu.

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time.

Interment: Central Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.larsonfuneralpelicanrapids.com.