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Alma Jane (Beug) Carlsten (1924 - 2021)

Alma Jane Carlsten formerly Beug
Born in Meade County, South Dakotamap
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Died at age 96 [location unknown]
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Alma was born in 1924. She was the daughter of Alfred Beug and Mary Henwood. She passed away in 2021.


Name: Alma Jane Beng
Baptism Age: 0
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 3 Nov 1924
Baptism Date: 20 Sep 1925
Baptism Place: Lane, South Dakota, USA
Father: Alfred F Beng
Mother: Mary E Henwood
Church Name: Zion Emmanuel
Church Location: Lane, South Dakota [1]


  1. Fred Hartman Jr[2]
  2. Kirk F. Carlsten [3]


  1. Effie Hartman b. 1951
  2. Kurt Hartman b. 1953


Alma Jane Beug was born in rural Meade County, South Dakota on November 3, 1924 to Alfred and Ethel Beug.

She had an older brother, Milo Beug and a younger sister, Arlo Beug Wilson. Alma was raised on her family’s homestead at Volunteer, SD. In 1942, she graduated from Sturgis High School. She attended Spearfish Teaching College and taught at a nearby country school until moving to Lafayette, Indiana to be with Fred Hartman after his return from Germany.

She married Fred G. Hartman in June of 1945 in Lafayette and had two children- Effie Johnson and Kurt Hartman. They moved to Kokomo, IN where she owned and successfully ran a business for 20 years.

In 1965, Alma and Fred divorced. Alma and the children moved to Littleton, Colorado where she worked for her brother. Alma married Kirk Carlsten in 1967. In 1968, Alma and Kirk purchased and moved to her parents’ ranch at Pleasant Valley, SD. Shortly after, she and Kirk purchased The Big Bear Bar and Restaurant in Boulder Canyon. In 1975, they sold The Big Bear and retired to their ranch in Pleasant Valley.

Alma was very full of life. She was a legendary bridge player, an avid reader, and active in the Wesleyan Church. Most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Kurt (Marie) Hartman and Effie Johnson; grandchildren, Brett Johnson, Darcy (Jason) Percy, Corey (Randa) Johnson, and Joel Hartman; great grandchildren: Kole Percy; Tace, Brux, and Aubyn Hartman; Callen, Layne, and Shaye Johnson.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister, and two husbands, and a grandchild.

She will be cremated with no funeral, upon her request. There will be a celebration of life in the summer.[4]


  1. U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ELCA, Birth, Marriage, Deaths. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Web: Marion County, Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1925-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Marriage Record Search. Marion County, Indiana, Circuit Court. accessed 1 July 2012 (no longer available).
  3. Denver County Clerk and Recorder's Office; Denver, Colorado; Denver County Marriages, 1950-2017; Year: 1967. Source: Colorado, U.S., Select County Marriages, 1863-2018 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2020.
  4. Black Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Services, “Obituary for Alma J Carlsten at Black Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Services.” Accessed May 5, 2021.

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