Beverly A. Hompe, 83, of Stanley passed away January 6th, 2019.
She was born on June 17th, 1935 in Albert Lea, MN to Leonard and
Judith (Iverson) Tovson. She was raised on the family farm in
Freeborn County MN, attended school in Albert Lea, MN,
graduating in 1953. She continued her education at Hamilton
College in Mason City, IA where she received a Business degree.
Beverly was united in marriage to Thomas Hompe on June 12th,
1955 in Freeborn Cty, MN. They eventually moved to Stanley, WI
where they purchased and operated three Ben Franklin stores.
Beverly was the business manager and accountant for their
business. Their stores were located in Stanley, Thorp and
Beverly was a very active member in the community. She was a
member of the United Methodist Church, serving on many
committees as well as volunteering as a Sunday school teacher.
Bev had a passion for history and loved to collect antiques. She
acquired so many antiques over the years she was able to open
her own antique store in Thorp, WI. Bev was a very active member
of the Stanley Historical Society. She volunteered many hours
researching Stanley history, creating extraordinary exhibits and
relaying this history to visitors of the museum. She also volunteered
several years as a scout leader for both the Boy Scouts and Girl
She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing bridge with friends, playing
piano, quilting, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Bev was also an avid reader who enjoyed learning about
presidential history as well as Jan Karon novels for leisure.
Beverly will most be remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet
personality, and willingness to help anyone in need.
Beverly is survived by her children; John (Amanda) Hompe of New
Canaan, CT, Michelle (Craig) Barr of Boyd, WI, Brad Hompe of
Stanley, WI, Dianna (Daniel) Tande of Eau Claire and Kimberly
(Adam) Kaszubowski of Altoona. She is also survived by her
brother, Luverne Tovson and ten grandchildren; Craig Michael,
Alexandra, Bridgette, Eliza, Samantha, Olivia, Sophia, Patrick, Emily
Beverly was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband
Thomas in 1995 and her daughter Cheryl, in infancy.
A funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday, January 12,
2019 at the Stanley United Methodist Church. Visitation will be on
Saturday from 9:30AM at the church. Inurnment will take place at
a later date in the Oakland Cemetery. Memorials can be made to
the Stanley United Methodist Church or the Stanley Historical
Society in her name. A special thank you to the staff at the
Homeplace for taking special care of her as well as St. Joseph’s
Hospice program for all of their services.