Beatta Rae “Bea” Adler, 72, of Hammond, MN passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 27th, 2019 , at Rochester East Health Services. She was born the youngest of 4 children on July, 5th 1947, to Lecil and Stella Grossbach of Mazeppa, MN. She married the love of her life, Merlin E. Adler, on October 3, 1964. She earned her Cosmetology license after graduating Mazeppa High School and worked as a hair stylist most of her life both in Oklahoma and Minnesota. Together they were married for 55 years and raised 4 children.
Bea was very involved in her community. She helped organize and run the Hammond Classic Car Show on July 4th, for over 25 years, which provided scholarships for local youth. She was known for her funny jokes and great stories, and she would often sing and entertain around a campfire of her friends and family. Her music and humor will be missed by all. She loved to sing and play her guitar with Jim Sexton at local bars and clubs. This was the highlight of her later years. She made desserts weekly for the Dorothy Day House in Rochester. She enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and her great-grand babies. She loved to make them pan-a-cakes and lemon bars. She will be missed by so many. We love you to the moon and back!
She is survived by her husband Merlin E. Adler of Hammond, MN. Three sons Anthony (Karolee) Adler of Zumbro Falls, MN, David Adler of Pine Island, MN, Paul (Lisa) Adler of Hayfield, MN, and her daughter Stina (Matt) Moran of Jordan, MN. 10 grandchildren Addison (Nick) Faber, Alexis (Jesse) Pflaum, Alyssa Adler, Logan Adler, Paige Moran, Analise Adler, Thurston Moran, Peyton Adler, Emily Wallem, and Aaren Adler. 4 Great-Grandchildren Quinn, Ava, Santana, and Myles. Two brothers Terry (Mildred) Grossbach, Kent (Pam) Grossbach, her sister Abby (Reuben) Hjermstad, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of life will be held January 4th, 2020 from 1-4pm, at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Dr NW, Rochester, MN.
Tulips and Truffles Florist, 117 North Broadway, Rochester, MN 507-361-1268 will be handling the floral arrangements.