Ciel E. Bearth

Ciel E. Bearth, (who would hastily correct the pronunciation of her first name and tell you the story of how her father named her) left us on April 8, 2021. Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, amateur actress, model, flower gardener, baker, fabulous cook, decorator and more. She will be missed.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jerome (Jerry); parents, George and Myrtle Greaves; sister and brother, Wendy Jean and Johnny; granddaughter, Nina Bearth; and many friends. She will be happy to be with all of them again.

Ciel is survived by her children, Polly Sidney (Terry Elvidge) of Inver Grove Heights, Carol Shafer (Edward) of Rochester, and Jeffrey Bearth of Crested Butte, Colorado; four grandchildren, Christopher (Caroline and family) Church, Boe, Braedon, and Sierra Bearth; and six great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ciara, Annie, Josiah, Cole, and Lia. Her eldest grandson, Christopher, Rochester, was a very positive force in her life and in her care.

A gathering to share memories will be held at a future date.

Mutti, Mutti, God bless.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Ciel may be shared at

3 thoughts on “Ciel E. Bearth

  1. Carol, Polly and Jeff:
    The first time I ever heard the term, “Good people” was when my Dad, on our drive home from Pepin, was talking about your folks. He was smiling from ear to ear and talking about what great people your Mom and Dad were. I’ll always remember how your Mom made sure that every kid had dessert before it was gone. She asked about school and genuinely listened when I answered. I can honestly say that I have no memory of her ever in a bad mood. Heaven won the lottery when she and your Dad passed. All of my love to you during this time.

  2. Carol and family,
    I was sad to hear of your mother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Anne Morton

  3. Polly, Carol and Jeff,
    What a great fun time we had down at Pepin and later up at the farm at your folks place. I’m saddened to learn of Ciel’s passing but glad that she is reunited with Jerry and Nina. May peace be with you as you learn to walk the earth without her.
    ~ Liz (Backlund) Danielson

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