Betty Butterfield - obituary

Betty Jean Butterfield, 90, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.

Funeral Services will be Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids. Pastor Jerry Dirks will officiate and burial will be at the Onamia Veterans Cemetery in Onamia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Betty is survived by her sons and daughters, William (Nelia) of St. Cloud, Linda (Jeff) Rigstad of Roseau, Alice (Mark) Neil of St. Cloud and Jeffrey (Karen) of Hillman; brother, Ken (Lorna) Hockert of Thief River Falls; grandchildren, Alex (Danielle), Michele (Bryan), Bob (Nancy), Katie (Micah), Elizabeth, Mike (Katie), John (Ashley), and Keith (Nicole); and great-grandchildren, Jalen, Maddy, Emily, Alexa, Elsie, Averie, and Sam.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John, Blanche and Sally; husband, Jenness; granddaughter, Marilyn Butterfield; grandson, Matthew Neil; brother, Neil Hockert; and sister, Margaret (Howard) Long.

Betty was born May 6, 1929 in Morris to John and Blanche (Biksen) Hockert. She married Jenness Butterfield on July 3, 1949 at the Presbyterian Church in Sauk Rapids. Betty lived in the St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids area most her life and lived in Onamia from 1973-1995. She was a homemaker and also was a nurses aid in Onamia for 10 years. Betty was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge for 50 years and also a member of the Mayflower Society. She enjoyed quilting, reading, and was a great cook. Betty was feisty and faithful.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to CentraCare Hospice and to the Good Shepherd Community staff for the compassionate and excellent care that was given to Betty.

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