THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Beverly G. Allard
Issue Date: November 17, 2021
Beverly G. (Swanson) Allard, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, knowing that she was loved and cherished.
Born March 27, 1940, to Carl and Goldie (Schuette) Swanson, she grew up in Stephenson and shared stories of childhood memories in Menominee County. After graduation, she moved to Milwaukee, where she lived and worked as a single, young lady. She married Wayne Allard on Nov. 25, 1961 and they enjoyed nearly 60 years together. They lived most of their married life in the Racine area until retiring to Menominee to enjoy time with family.
She enjoyed word searches, puzzles and creating cross stitch creations, for which she won many awards. She often traveled with her mom and sister-in-law Marla on road trips with their sons. She loved watching the Packers, Brewers and Bucks games, often cheering in a volume louder than the TV. An ace shopper, she could have competed in bargain shopping at a competitive level.
She loved being a grandparent and will be remembered for her drop fudge, banana bread and tuna salad. The couple treasured days spent with family and friends at their cottage on the Menominee River. Active in the Front 40 environmental group to fight the proposed mine on the banks of the river, she cherished and later supported the Coalition to Save the Menominee River.
A cherished wife, loving mom, admired grandma and a treasured sister, her family was the pride and joy of her life and she enjoyed talking about them to anyone who would listen. Her sassy spirit and supportive nature will live on through them.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne; sons and daughters-in-law,Tony and Karen of Black Creek and John and Gail of Escalon, Ca.; five grandchildren and sister and brother-in-law, Marla and Norman Tuinstra of Daggett.
Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 12 at Cadieu Funeral Home in Menominee from 10 a.m. until time of a short Prayer Service at noon. A memorial was established in her honor for the Coalition to Save the Menominee River.