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Beverly Ann Held

March 15, 1936 April 19, 2020
Beverly Ann Held
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Obituary for Beverly Ann Held

Beverly Ann Held, age 84, of West Bloomfield, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Beverly was born on March 15, 1936, in Guelph, Ontario, to Harry August Krogman and Lavina (Baird) Krogman.

Bev attended Royal Oak High School, Valparaiso University, and Concordia, River Forest. She is fondly remembered by her students at St. Paul Lutheran School, Royal Oak, as third grade teacher. Bev was a wonderful storyteller, and was known for reading the book “The Secret Garden” to all her students, to her children and grandchildren. Bev met the love of her life, John Held, in December 1960 and they married on June 8, 1963. She was beautiful inside and out. She lived a life full of friendships, laughter and generosity. And, above all, she loved to be with her family. Bev had a tremendous faith in Jesus Christ, and shared it every day. In their 57 years together, Bev and John enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and the arts. They were also active at church. Bev taught School of Religion, was a longtime choir member, and was on the church kitchen committee for many years. She was a gourmet cook, enjoyed traveling, and hosting countless events with friends. She will be deeply missed.

Bev is survived by her sister Nancy Rutledge (Ken); her loving husband John and their three children, Erick Held, Katie (David) Priskorn, and Paul (Kris Ostrander) Held, and her cherished grandchildren, Jordan and Shane.

In keeping with the restrictions in place at this time for the health and safety of our community, Bev was privately laid to rest at Glen Eden Cemetery on April 21, 2020.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 East 14 Mile Road, Birmingham, Sunday, August 9th at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church to benefit the school scholarship fund (ASSIST). 2225 East 14 Mile Road, Birmingham, Michigan 48009.


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