Loren “Babe” Bekkerus was born June 25, 1958, in Fargo, ND; son of Rosalynn “Rose” and Gordon “Gordy” Bekkerus. Babe passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at his lake home under the care of Hospice, surrounded by family.

In 1991 he met Cindy, his life partner of 31 years, and made his home in Pelican Rapids. They had two children together, Cody and Alexa Bekkerus. He worked as a site manager for Packers Sanitation (PSSI) at West Central Turkeys for 19 years. Despite working nights at the plant, he did not miss an opportunity to support his children. Babe shared his love of sports and competition with his children and watched them thrive in their activities.

Babe is survived by his life partner, Cindy Trane, Pelican Rapids, MN; his children, Cody Bekkerus, Fargo, ND, and Alexa Bekkerus, Pelican Rapids, MN; his sister, Cindy Bye, Moorhead, MN; his brothers, Bob (Bonnie) Bekkerus, Detroit Lakes, MN; Gary (Ella) Bekkerus, Park Rapids, MN; Joel Bekkerus, Moorhead, MN; John (Mary) Bekkerus, Frazee, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Babe is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Curt Bye.

There will be a visitation at Faith Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, MN, on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 5:30-7:30, with a prayer service to follow.