Beverly B. Coull

BEVERLY B. (EHLERS) COULL, 90, of Jackson passed away at the Jackson Good Samaritan Center on Friday, December 25, 2009.  Memorial service will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 10 AM at the United Methodist Church in Jackson with Pastor David Brown officiating.  Inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National CemeteryMinneapolis at a later date.


Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Church on Wednesday.


Memorials preferred to the Senior Dining in Jackson.

BEVERLY BETH (EHLERS) COULL was born on December 29, 1918 in Worthington, Minnesota, the daughter of Theodore and Anna (Knuth) Uden.  She graduated from Sherburn High School in 1938.  She was united in marriage to Bert Swensrud in 1943, who passed away in World War II.  Then was married to Willis Ehlers until he passed away in 1979, during that time the owned the popular B&B Steakhouse in Sherburn and the Creamery Restaurant and the Ehlers’ Supper Club in Dunnell, Minnesota. She then married Douglas Coull, and managed the Carousel in Arden Hills, Minnesota, who passed away in 1999.  She then moved to Jackson in 1999.  Beverly passed away at the Jackson Good Samaritan Center on Friday, December 25, 2009 at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 25 days.


Beverly was a member of the United Methodist Church in Jackson, where she had been active in the Peace Circle and enjoying making prayers shawls.  She loved to volunteer at the Senior Dining.  She was a member of  TOPS and many card clubs. She enjoyed water aerobics with her daughter, Deb.  She was well known for her battered shrimp and baking lots of cookies. She had traveled to every corner of the United States to see her children.


Beverly is survived by her children. Debra (Dennis) Hampel of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Barry Ehlers (Stephanie Elias) of Rancho Mirage, California, Vicky (Brian) Rahm of Auburn, Washington, Bill (Anna) Juneau, Alaska, Bebe (Smitty) Polhill of LaBelle, Florida, Lary Joe (Robin) Ehlers of Schenectady, New York, Stepsons, Doug Cool of San Diego, California and Alex Coull of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters, Muriel Hybbert of Jackson and Marlin (Shelley) Uden of Onamia, Minnesota and a very special friend , Julie Gee.


Beverly was preceded in death by her 3 husbands, an infant grandson, Anton Ehlers, a great-granddaughter, Michaela Ehlers, a great-grandson, Douglas Charles Ost, 2 brothers, Kenneth and Duane Uden and a sister, Eileen (Tiny) Rogers.


Blessed be the memory of Beverly Beth (Ehlers) Coull.

7 thoughts on “Beverly B. Coull”

  1. Don & Ivy Erickson says:

    TO BEV’S Family

    Please accept our condolences in the loss of you mother. We didn’t know her well. We met her when she came to our house a couple of times with Julie.
    We thought of her as that neat,zippy little lady who loved life.

    Many people from our area knew her(Trimont) the B&B Steakhouse was the place to go after the dance in Fox Lake.

    Our Blessing’s to you

  2. virginia walkup says:

    To Grandma Bev’s Family,

    We will miss Grandma Bev and want you to know we share your loss. She was a great lady and one who will be missed and remembered by all. Thank you, BeBe, for introducing us to one of the most amazing ladies we’ve ever met.

    Much love and prayers,
    The Walkup Family

  3. Linda Klein says:

    To Bev’s dear family,

    I will always cherish my memories of Bev. Such a super woman and a great employer. I loved working for her at the Creamery. She was so much fun and nobody made shrimp like Bev. I will miss her very much. We were so happy to make it to the cafe in Dunnell when she came back to cook shrimp – it was wonderful. (Maybe Deb has the recipe and can make it for us once on while?)
    May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.

    Love always,

    Linda (Sharar) Klein

  4. kathy johnson powers says:

    I am so sorry about your Mom. Bev was a dynamo and so kind and loving. She loved you all so much and you loved her. The recipe for life. I hope your wonderful, warm memories will soon replace your sorrow. lots of love to you all.

    Bebe, take care and I hope to see you next time you are here.

  5. Lori (Shaffer) Grand says:

    To all of Bev’s family ~
    What a wonderful woman and a tremdous cook! I remember Bev through my mom who worked for her at B&B and the Creamery. She was warm and thoughtful and a friend to everyone.
    Cherish your memories and know you are not alone in your feelings of loss.
    Lori (Shaffer) Grand

  6. Swede and Mickey Theobald says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences in the death of your Mom…To know her, was truly to love her…we recall many wonderful times with your Dad, Bill and your Mom…especially during those fun B&B days here in Sherburn…her sparkle and smile were infectious, and left a deep impression on both of us…with kindest regards, Swede and Mickey

  7. Eva Fransen says:

    Deb and family. With sincere condolences to all of you. BeBe, it was so good to see you when we ran into you out at the hospital in Sioux Falls. I wish that I could have made it to the service today. Lory, I wish you well. What a sad time to have these things happen and yet what a beautiful time of the year for two such classy women as your mother and my mother-in-law who passed away on the 18th. God Bless.

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