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In Memory

Len Beard


Beard, Len Ray age 65, of Rosemount, Minnesota passed away peacefully on April 2, 2018 surrounded by his family. Len was born in Williston, North Dakota on November 2, 1952. He graduated from Williston High School and continued his education at Jamestown College (ND) and St. Mary's University (MN). Len taught for 35 years in the Rosemount/Apple Valley School District where he was a math teacher and coach for the majority of his career. Len was a long-time runner, participating in track and cross- country events during college and competing in many races nation- wide. Len participated in the Boston Marathon three times with a personal record of 2 hours and 27 minutes. Len was a loving husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Lori; daughters, Lisa and Katie; son, Jeremy; brother, Roy (DeAnn), brothers-in-Iaw, (Joe & Mark), sisters-in-Iaw (Val, Mary & Deb), many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of wonderful friends. He was loved by and will be missed dearly by many. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday April 7, at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville, Minnesota (9600 - 163 St. W., Lakeville, MN) at 12:00 noon. Visitation 11 am and lunch following the service. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001 whitefuneralhomes.com

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04/04/18 05:50 PM #1    

Mary Fay


Len was my escort for Homecoming my Senior year.   A very sweet and understated person, who was so very kind.   May all of your memories be as sweet as mine.  And may you feel blessed for having known him!

I hope he lived the life he wanted.

Mary Fay

Bend, OR






04/06/18 04:18 AM #2    

David Romans

Mary Fay beautiful remembrance. Len was one of a kind and fun to be around. He will always remain

Lenny Ray the marathon man. I will remember also spur of the moment road trips to Minneapolis to watch the Twins. Many Many good memories. The world lost a good human being.

R.I.P. Lenny Ray

04/06/18 04:25 AM #3    

David Romans

I only knew Lenny through my husband, David Romans. Lenny was a teacher like me and he would talk shop with me. l liked him veryuch and l am sad at his passing. 

Jill Roma s

04/06/18 07:45 AM #4    

Terry Hudson

We have lost another good friend from our class of 1970. The good die young. He will be missed.

03/05/21 08:13 AM #5    

Diane Stockman

I don't remember quite how we became acquainted, but Len and I shared a mutual interest in Beatles music.   I remember vividly him showing me a new Paul McCartney album and how enthused he was -- this was a few years after our high school graduation.  Many years later we renewed the connection when we both helped Dave and Jill Romans move into their new home in St. Paul.  I didn't know Len well but always liked him.  So sad that we have lost him.

03/06/21 07:40 PM #6    

Greg Kemmis

I did not know Len outside of the classes that I was fortunate to take with him. I share others fondness for Len. I remember him as a person I always liked and wanted to be around. He was always happy and ready to laugh. A kind spirit! I was happy to read that he was a blessing to so many during his lifetime. A trait so many of you/us in the Class of '70 share. You will be missed Len. 

Rest In Power!!!


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